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n.1.(Rom. Antiq.) A white robe with a purple border, worn by a Roman boy before he was entitled to wear the toga virilis, or until about the completion of his fourteenth year, and by girls until their marriage. It was also worn by magistrates and priests.
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Freeborn Romans could only wear the toga praetexta, which was ordinary white with a broad purple stripe along the border.
Tenian derecho a llevar la praetexta y a ser acompanados por un lictor cuando realizaban el culto.
trata de aspectos como as relacoes entre a Octauia e os Annales de Tacito; a verosimilhanca das noticias fornecidas pelo autor da praetexta sobre os acontecimentos evocados e as personagens que os protagonizam; os eventuais anacronismos possiveis de descortinar no entrecho da peca; o cotejo entre a Octauia e as obras (tragedias e escritos em prosa) cuja autoria e indiscutivelmente de Seneca; a analise da lingua, do estilo e da metrica, em confronto com essas obras autenticas; e, por fim, admitindo que a praetexta nao e de Seneca, as hipoteses avancadas para a identificacao do seu autor e para a sua localizacao temporal.
Barchiesi, too, (79) suggests that Mars views the inscription 'like the purple stripe of the toga praetexta the official garment that was the generic marker of the scenic celebrations of victory and communal salvation (fabulae praetextae or praetextatae).
College London, UK) provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Roman drama and its context, and a selection of representative dramatic texts in their original language, including excerpts from tragedy, comedy, praetexta, togata, and mime from the Republican and imperial periods, as well as a selection of key testimonia to the background of Roman theater and a section on the reception of Roman drama by poets in England up to the present.
Adelobotrys marginala Brade Adelobotrys monticola Gleason Adelobotrys panamensis Almeda Adelobotrys permixta Wurdack Adelobotrys praetexta Pilg.
Trimalchio's shroud of choice, in which he is depicted on his tomb, is the toga praetexta, which he will wear along with five golden rings.
Both boys and girls of the elite wore a toga with a purple border, the toga praetexta, which was also the dress of magistrates and the early kings of Rome.
The fabula praetexta is a category of Roman drama about which we are poorly informed.
fabula Atellana , fabula crepidata, fabula palliata, fabula praetexta, fabula togata
14)"A Roman boy assumed the toga virilis at about fourteen, which signified that he had attained full legal capacity; up to that date he wore the toga praetexta, which had a broad purple border" (Scott-Kilvert 337n).