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The flagrum used in scourging was a whip consisting of three or more leather tails that had plumbatae, small metal balls or sheep bones at the end of each tail.
quibuscumque de causis, sino tambien me parece preferible una mencion explicita del flagrum (<<latigo>>), como alusion al titulo de superiumentarius (<<conductor mayor de mulos>>, es decir uno que maneja bien y continuamente el latigo) atribuido al pedagogo.
It involved a preliminary whipping with the dreaded Roman flagrum, a leather whip with three tails.