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.
11E) and the face with striae departing radially from the clipeus towards the antennal foveae and the inferior part of the compound eyes separate N.
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.
This is, of course, the most reasonable explanation; otherwise we must suppose that he got the clipeus from a source unrelated to Abas.