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  • n. Plural form of phalera.

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Examples

  • The most novel actor in this drama was a hoary centurion who stood in one corner of the tribunal; he wore a shirt of gold scales, golden greaves, a chest loaded with phalerae, armillae, and torcs, and a gold helmet whose scarlet horsehair ruff spread sideways like a fan.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Caesar was the only man at the battle of Mitylene so honored, and his the only cohort given phalerae to adorn its vexillum; Marcus Silius was awarded a full set of nine golden phalerae, which he proudly strapped on the front of his leather cuirass.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Fully ten different cuirasses hung from T-shaped poles-gold, silver, steel, leather strapped with phalerae-and swords and helmets hung from pegs on the walls, as did kilts of leather straps and various kinds of padded underpinnings.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • He already had nine silver phalerae (now switched to adorn the back of his cuirass), five broad silver armillae, and two gold torcs suspended from his front shoulder straps.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • At first he had found the locale and the style of warfare exhilarating, and added armillae and phalerae to his growing number of military decorations.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • His golden armor flashing in the sun, the purple of his consular degree floating from his shoulders mixed with the scarlet of his general's degree, he led his big white horse forward trapped in scarlet leather and golden phalerae, his own person liberally bedewed with knight's brasses and medallions, and the scarlet plumes in his Attic helmet a twinkling mass of dyed egret's feathers.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Rome has honored your bravery and skill with the Gold Crown, with phalerae and torcs and bracelets — all of gold.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Of course Publius Vagiennius wore his set of silver phalerae.

    The First Man in Rome

  • "Mind you, Publius Vagiennius," said Marius as he strapped on the nine silver phalerae, "the four of us expect a proper reward in years to come — free snails for our tables, with an extra share for Aulus Manlius."

    The First Man in Rome

  • She found out that he had been in Africa with his brother-in-law Gaius Marius as a junior military tribune, and been decorated on several occasions — a Corona Muralis for the battle at the Muluchath citadel, a banner after the first battle outside Cirta, nine silver phalerae after the second battle outside Cirta.

    The First Man in Rome

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