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 p1077  Suggestus

Unsigned article on p1077 of

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

SUGGESTUS means in general any elevated place​a made of materials heaped up (sub and gero), and is specially applied:

  1. To the stage or pulpit from which the orators addressed the people in the comitia [Rostra.]

  2. To the elevation from which a general addressed the soldiers (Tacit. Hist. I.35).

  3. To the elevated seat from which the emperor beheld the public games (Suet. Jul. 76; Plin. Paneg. 51), also called cubiculum. [Cubiculum.]

Thayer's Note:

a For example, as a technical term in a wine-press, Cato, de Re Rustica, 154.

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