Festus, 258, 14: ‘Pedes’ . . . pro pediculis . . . Livius in Gladiolo—
Pulicesne an cimices an pedes? Responde mihi.
Cp. Plaut., Curc., 499–500.
Festus, 488, 32: ‘Scenam’ genus <fuisse ferri> manifestum est, sed utrum securis an dolabra sit ambigitur; quam Cincius in libro qui est de verbis priscis dolabram ait esse pontificiam. Livius in Ludio—
corruit quasi ictus scena, haut multo secus.
Comedies in Greek Dress
Festus: ‘Pedes’ . . . stands for ‘pediculi’ (lice) . . . Livius in The Dagger—
Fleas or bugs or lice? Come, answer me.
Festus: ‘Scena.’ It is manifest that this was a kind of iron tool, but it is doubtful whether it is a hatchet or a pickaxe. Cincius, in his book which deals with archaic words, says it is a priest’s pickaxe. Livius in The Gamester—
Down fell he as one with a pick-axe struck— Not very far from that.