from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman antiquity, a general to whom a triumph was accorded.


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  • The general who celebrated a triumph was called triumphator.

    The Spartacus War

  • Then this young "triumphator," who even a moment ago stood amid cheers and a shower of acacia blossoms, bowing and shaking hands on the platform, the man who for fourteen days has been the one man wherever stopped, now steps up in military order to the little Admiral and lowers his sword:

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • But the general did not ride on a chariot as the triumphator did; he either walked or, in Crassuss day, rode a horse.

    The Spartacus War

  • There, after the execution of the enemy leaders, the triumphator attended the sacrifice to Jupiter.

    The Spartacus War

  • Finally, the pipes and flutes accompanied the triumphator home at night.

    The Spartacus War

  • Dressed in a special toga decorated with designs in gold thread, the triumphator rode in a four-horse chariot.

    The Spartacus War

  • The triumphator began the morning outside the city with an assembly of his troops.

    The Spartacus War

  • His son was cheated of the bragging rights of having a pater triumphator, but he was entitled to call himself Thurinus.

    The Spartacus War

  • Courtesy and custom said that the triumphator must be the most important man in his parade as well as at his feast, so these august men did not participate in the parade, nor would they attend the feast afterward.

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  • By rights he should have asked Titus Didius or Publius Crassus, or some other triumphator.

    The Grass Crown


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