civic crown


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civic crown, civic wreath

In ancient Rome, an honorary ornament, consisting of a garland of oak leaves, on a monument to one who had saved the life of a Roman citizen in battle.
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Marvell and the Civic Crown. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1978.
Modern-day historians, it's true, are unsure exactly what Caesar did to win the civic crown. Yet it was awarded by Thermus, a staunch supporter of Sulla, the Roman political leader whose side won the civil war.

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