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Caldarium
Heated rom in the thermae where hot baths were taken.

Candela, ae
Wax candle for illumination.

Cantharus
Vessel with handles: this form, originating in Greece, was associated with Bacchus.

Capital
Pinnacle of the column.

Caput aquae
Water tower

Carnelian
Red color chalcedony.

Castellum aquae
Well-head

Catapult
Machine to throw stones and other objects at distance.

Catheter
Surgical instrument used for crop of the liquid of the bladder.

Cavea
Sloping area with the seats of an ancient theatre, amphitheatre or circus.

Ceitil
Portuguese copper coin minted from the 15 th Century.

Cella
Close part of the temple, where was met the statue of the cult of the god.

Cera, ae
Waxed wooden board used for writing.

Chalcedony
Microcristaline variety of quartz, generally translucent.

Charta epistolaris
Sheet of papyrus or parchment for letters.

Chipped edge
Roughness of the foundry.

Cinerary urn
Vase used for sheltering the ashes of buried bodies according to the rite of the incineration.

Cives
Roman citizen.

Cloaca maxima
Principal municipal sewer.

Codex
Group of cerae or chartae.

Conventus
Administrative division, encompassing a number of cities.

Cornice
Ornament that finishes the top the entablature of the building.

Crismon
Christian Monogram formed by the letters Greek alpha and ómega: after Constantini's conversion, it became its official emblem.

Crucible
Recipient of refractary clay or metal for the foundry of metals.

Cryptoporticus
Subterranean ambulatory, supporting the floor of a monumental structure.

Cupa
Grave in form and barrel or half barrel.

Curia
The place of assembly for senatorial or local representatives.

Cuticle
Palette used for the amalgam of ointments.



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