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Ocrea
A metal or boiled leather greave
Odeum
A small theatre with a permanent roof that was used for plays, speeches and recitations
Omsilium
A group of advisors that the Roman magistrates relied upon for advice
Oppidum
A Celtic settlement, often highly fortified as at Camulodunum
Optio
A legion centurion's second in command
Ordinarii
Regular gladiators who fought in pairs in the standard method
Ornamenta
A distinction awarded to a general that conferred the status of a high office, but without the powers
Oratio
A triumph awarded to a general or governor. An oratio had lesser status than an Ovation and a Triumph
Ornamenta triumphalia
An award made to a successful commander
Ovation
A minor form of the award of a Triumph


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