spolia opima
foreign term Etymology: Latin rich spoils ; the arms taken by the victorious from the vanquished general

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  • Spolia opima — es un término latino que se podría traducir como ricos espolios o trofeos y que hace referencia a la armadura, armas y otros efectos que un general de la antigua Roma se quedaba como trofeo de guerra tras haber vencido al general enemigo en un… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Spolia opima — (тучные доспехи) особо почетный трофей, приносимый в дар Юпитеру Феретрийскому полководцем, получившим право на триумф. Такой дар мог преподнести командующий войском (царь или консул), лично убивший в поединке вражеского полководца и снявший с… …   Википедия

  • Spolia opima — See Spolia for Roman reuse of building rubble, and Spolia (disambiguation) for other meanings Spolia opima (or rich spoils/trophies ) refers to the armor, arms, and other effects that an ancient Roman general had stripped from the body of an… …   Wikipedia

  • Spolia opima — Als Spolia opima (lateinisch „herrliche Beuterüstung“) bezeichnete man in der römischen Republik die durch einen römischen Führer eigenhändig im Zweikampf abgenommene Rüstung eines besiegten feindlichen Anführers. Die Beutestücke wurden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spolia opima — /spoh lee euh oh puy meuh, pee /; Lat. /spaw li ah aw pee mah/ (in ancient Rome) the arms taken by a victorious general from the leader of a defeated army. [ < L spolia opima rich spoils] * * * spolia opima /spōˈli ə ōˈpi mə or spolˈi a o… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spolia opima — /spoh lee euh oh puy meuh, pee /; Lat. /spaw li ah aw pee mah/ (in ancient Rome) the arms taken by a victorious general from the leader of a defeated army. [ < L spolia opima rich spoils] * * * …   Universalium

  • Spolia (disambiguation) — Spolia (spoils) is a Latin word that occurs in the following contexts:*Spoils of victory, especially **Spolia opima, arms captured from the enemy commander *Spolia, building rubble re used …   Wikipedia

  • OPIMA Spolia — laxe pro spoliis egregiis, qualia Scipio de Vaccaeorum Rege, singulari certamine victo, retulit, apud Florum l. 2. c. 17. Stricte et proprie vero illa dicebantur, quae Dux hostium Duci a se interfecto detraxerat: Quorum, uti Festus et cum eo alii …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • SPOLIA — proprie appellata sunt olim pannicularia ea, quibus indutus erat reus, cum ad supplicium deducebatur. l. 6. ff. de hon. damnat. Unde Spoliare, vestes reorum exuere; quae a lictoribus plerumque distrahi et inter eos dividi solebant: et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Opīma spolĭa — (lat., Ant.), die vom Feldherrn dem feindlichen Heerführer abgenommene Beute, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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