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].
1 U. Staffhorst, P. Ovidius Naso, Epistulae ex Ponto III 1-3, 1965
2 F. Bömer, O. Ovidius Naso, Metamo…