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 p881  Pedisequi

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William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

PEDI′SEQUI, a class of slaves, whose duty was to follow their master when he went out of his house. This name does not appear to have been given to any slave, who accompanied a master; but the pedisequi seem to have formed a special class, which was almost the lowest of all (Nep. Attic. 13; Plaut. Mil. Glor. IV.2.18). There was a similar class of female slaves, called pedisequae (Plaut. Asin. I.3.31). Cf. Becker, Gallus, vol. I p101.

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