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caestus:

see boxingboxing,
sport of fighting with fists, also called pugilism and prizefighting. Early History

Depicted on the walls of tombs at Beni Hasan in Egypt, dating from about 2000 to 1500 B.C., boxing is one of the oldest forms of competition.
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cestus

Aphrodite’s girdle made by Hephaestus; magically induces passion. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 183]
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For the occasion, Innsbruck's court composer, Pietro Antonio Cesti, composed L'Argia, an opera in the Venetian style, which, we are told, went on until 2.
While a few operas by Cavalli (Giasone, La Calisto, Xerse, La Didone, Statira pincipessa di Persia), Sartorio (L'Orfeo), and Cesti (Oronlea) are available (to say nothing of Monteverdi's operas), this list is short in comparison to the number of works produced in Venice.