Slaves or maidens carried a sandalthique for their wealthy mistress which was a carpetbag containing various pairs of sandals (Rossi, 2000; and Yue and Yue 1997). The Talaria was a mythical winged sandal worn by the Greek god Hermes (Mercury in Roman mythology).
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