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Vitta
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[German version]

Part of the diadem-like binding worn by Roman priests and priestesses, or part of cultic adornment. Vittae are the woollen bands hanging on both sides behind the ears or the tassel-shaped ends or fringes. Vitta is often used as a synonym for the whole woollen binding, the infula (especially in poetry), but the relationship and difference (see above) between infulae and vittae are unambiguously clear [1. 1-3; 2. 292].

Bibliography

1 U. Staffhorst, P. Ovidius Naso, Epistulae ex Ponto III 1-3, 1965

2 F. Bömer, O. Ovidius Naso, Metamo…

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Siebert, Anne Viola (Hannover), “Vitta”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12206310>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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