), a small shaggy blanket (Juv.
). Sometimes two lodices sewed together were used as the
coverlet of a bed (Mart. 14.148
). The Emperor
Augustus occasionally wrapped himself in a blanket of this description on
account of its warmth (Sueton. Aug.
83). It was also used as
a carpet ( “ancilla lodiculam in pavimento diligenter
extendit,” Petron. Sat.
20). The Romans
obtained these blankets from Verona (Mart.
). Their lodix was nearly, if not altogether, the same as the
worn by the Germans (Tac.