ovator

ovator

(əʊˈveɪtə)
n
1. informal jocular a person who takes part in ovation for someone
2. (Historical Terms) Roman history formal someone who receives an ovation
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Some said that the ovator entered Rome on horseback; Masurius Sabinus claimed that orators entered on foot, followed not by their soldiers, but by the senate in a body.
Perhaps my attempt at paraphrase will bring out the implications of lines 44-6: 'When steel grows soft as the silk apparel of the parasite, let him be made an ovator for his part in the wars' - 'not me, who deserves it and who is discontented with this mere battlefield flourish'.
The ovator is his opposite, the virile man who takes a city.