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Form: Gr. pilos; less correctly spelt pileus.
A round felt cap with little or no brim lying close to the temples. It was the mark of fishermen, sailors, and artisans; hence Castor and Pollux, Odysseus, Charon, Hephaestus, and Daedalus are representedwith it. The upper classes wore it only in the country or when travelling; but it was worn in Rome by the whole people at the Saturnalia, and by freedmen as a sign of their new position. It was placed on the head of slaves when sold, as a sign that the vender undertook no responsibility. (See cuts, and cp.ODYSSEUS, fig. 1, and coin under BRUTUS.)

Pictures and Media
Panofka, Bilder antiken Lebens, viii 5.
Do., xiv 3.
Muller's Denkmaler, I xivii 215a.
Type: Standard
gutter splint
gutter splint
gutter splint