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date: 06 June 2020

ovatio 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Howard Hayes ScullardHoward Hayes Scullard, Andrew William LintottAndrew William Lintott

was a form of victory celebration less lavish and impressive than a *triumph, probably of native Roman or Latin origin. It could be granted to a general who was unable to claim a full triumph, e.g. because his victory had not involved the destruction of a large number of the enemy or because he had handed over his army to a successor. He entered Rome on foot or horseback instead of in a chariot, dressed in a ... ...

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