Definitions for "Abolla"
Keywords:  roman, toga, varro, vestis, marcellus
Roman military cloak, worn short in length, over one shoulder and fastened at the throat with a fibula.
An Abolla was a garment worn by Ancient Greeks and Romans. Nonius Marcellus quotes a passage of Varro to show that it was a garment worn by soldiers (vestis militaris), and thus opposed to the toga. Its form and the mode of wearing it are seen in the figures annexed, taken from the bas-reliefs on the Arch of Septimius Severus at Rome.