clipeus


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clipeus

An ornamental disk of marble or other material, in the shape of a shield; often sculptured in relief, hung in the intercolumniations of the atria of ancient Roman dwellings.
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Face with striae that depart radially from the clipeus towards the antennal foveae, surface between them smooth, around the compound eyes coriaceous.
Aristotle in the Poetics (1447b 17-20) denies that Empedocles is a poet in anything but metre, but it may well be that the example is chosen polemically, because many did hold that he was outstanding as a poet as well as a philosopher; Diogenes Laertius (8.57) reports that in Aristotle's On Poets it was said that Empedocles was [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] and [GREEK TEXT OMITTED];(18) Ovid may preserve an Empedoclean metaphor in the description of the sun as (15.192) 'ipse dei clipeus' (the surviving fragments of Empedocles bear out Aristotle's statement that he liked to use striking metaphors).(19) Empedoclcan influence has been traced in Aeschylus, as well as Apollonius of Rhodes;(20) the Latin poet most indebted to Empedocles is of course Lucretius.
ii.351): in Capitotio fuit clipeus consecratus, cui inscriptum erat |genio urb Romae, sive mas, sivefemina' et pontifices ita precabantur: |Iuppiter optime maxime sive quo alio nomine te appellari volueris.' nam et ipse (Verg.
Aeneas, then, is not simply dedicating enemy spoils; he rather precisely matches the Greek hero in question by affixing this clipeus to a deity's temple.