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Title: The illustrated companion to the Latin dictionary and Greek lexicon; forming a glossary of all the words representing visible objects connected with the arts, manufactures, and every-day life of the Greeks and Romans, with representations of nearly two thousand objects from the antique
Year: 1849 (1840s)
Authors: Rich, Anthony, 1803 or 1804-1891
Subjects: Classical dictionaries
Publisher: London, Longmans
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress


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m for the purpose. |(Cic. Fam. iv. 12. Suet. Cal 58.) IThe latter were free men of thelabouring classes, who plied for hire at particular stands in the city ofRome, called castra lecticariorum,where a number of these conveyanceswere kept always ready for a fare, assedan-chairs used to be in modern |Europe. P. Victor, de Reg. Urb. IRom. iii. 49. LECTFCULA. Diminutive ofLectica. A litter for the transport ofsick or wounded persons (Cic. Div. i.26. Liv. xxiv. 42.) ; or a bier on which !a dead body was carried out. Nepos,Att. 22. 2. Lecticula lucubratoria. (Suet.Aug. 78.) Same as Lectulus, whichis the more usual term. LECTISTERNIATOR. Theslave who spread and arranged the |couches (lecti) on which the ancients ! reclined at their meals. Piaut. Ps. i.2. 30. LECTISTERNIUM. A religiousceremony amongst the Romans, com-prising a sumptuous banquet offeredto the gods, at which their statueswere brought out and placed upontricliniary couches (lecti) at a tablefurnished with every kind of delicacy,

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and provided under the direction ofthe Epulones. (Liv. xxii. 10. v. 3.xl. 59.) The illustration representsa lectisternium given to Serapis, Isis,Sol, and Luna, from aterra-cottalamp. LECTULUS (k\ivi§iov). Dimin-utive of Lectus, both as regards in-feriority of size, furniture, and mate-rials. It is thus a small or simplecouch for sleeping (Cic. Cat i. 4.Id. Fin. ii. 30.), or for dining (Id.Mur. 36.) ; and very generally, asort of sofa, forming part of theusual furniture in a study (Plin.Ep. v. 5. 5. Ov. Trist. i. 11. 39.),and on which it was a commonpractice to recline at length whilereading, and even writing, the tabletbeing placed against one knee, whichwas raised up as a support for thepurpose. The annexed example,


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