It is indeed a proud day for the youngster, because it is his putting on of the toga.
Kihei (ki-hi)--a robe of kapa worn after the fashion of the Roman toga.
The ordinary garments of the Romans were the toga and the tunic.
The toga was an ample semi-circular garment, also without sleeves.
He might wear a toga and then be Marius among the ruins of Carthage.
And he did not even feel that Petronius covered his head that moment with the toga.
He gave his boy his toga, or, as we should say, made a man of him.
It was to draw around him the toga, with which he silently covered his face.
And the young man, casting his toga aside, rushed forth in his tunic.
"Then we give you war," said Fabius, shaking out the folds of the toga.