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'''Accubita''' was the name of [[couch|couches]] which were used in the time of the [[Roman Empire|Roman emperors]], instead of the ''triclinium'', for reclining upon at meals. The mattresses and feather-beds were softer and higher, and the supports (''fulcra'') were lower in proportion, than in the ''triclinium''. The clothes and pillows spread over them were called ''accubitalia'' (''Historia Augusta'', Antoninus Heliogabalus, 19, 25).
'''Accubita''' was the name of [[couch|couches]] which were used in the time of the [[Roman Empire|Roman emperors]], instead of the ''triclinium'', for reclining upon at meals. The mattresses and feather-beds were softer and higher, and the supports (''fulcra'') were lower in proportion, than in the ''triclinium''. The clothes and pillows spread over them were called ''accubitalia'' (''Historia Augusta'', Antoninus Heliogabalus, 19, 25).


==Sources==
==Sources==
* This article is copied from [http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/A.html Smith, W. (1878). ''A dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities''. London: J. Murray], a work that is now in the public domain.  
* [http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/A.html Smith, W. (1878). ''A dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities''. London: J. Murray], a work that is now in the public domain.  


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Revision as of 10:29, 23 February 2007

Accubita was the name of couches which were used in the time of the Roman emperors, instead of the triclinium, for reclining upon at meals. The mattresses and feather-beds were softer and higher, and the supports (fulcra) were lower in proportion, than in the triclinium. The clothes and pillows spread over them were called accubitalia (Historia Augusta, Antoninus Heliogabalus, 19, 25).

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