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date: 11 July 2020

lictors 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

were attendants (apparitores), originally those, Etruscan in origin, who carried the fasces for magistrates with imperium. They accompanied the latter at all times inside and outside Rome, proceeding before them in single file, each carrying his bundle of ... ...

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