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Headword: *ba/ktron
Adler number: beta,50
Translated headword: staff
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] rod/stick.[1]
"[Lysimachus] who has now exchanged his panoply for the staff of an old man."[2] It is also called skepanion ["little rod"]. "Instead of a plectrum, I [Eumolpus] support my trembling hands with a little rod."[3]
Greek Original:
*ba/ktron: r(a/bdos. ghrale/on nu=n a)nti\ panopli/hs ba/ktron a)meiya/menos. le/getai kai\ skhpa/nion. a)nti\ de\ plh/ktrou, skhpani/w| tromera\s xei=ras e)reisa/meqa.
Likewise in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Similarly in Hesychius.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.81.5-6 (Paul the Silentiary) a retired soldier dedicates his armor to Ares.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.83.5-6 (Macedonius the Consul) a retired musician dedicates his lyre to Apollo.
Keywords: daily life; definition; medicine; military affairs; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 January 2002@18:45:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 30 January 2002@03:17:28.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 May 2012@06:19:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 May 2012@10:41:36.
David Whitehead (more notes; cosmetics) on 15 September 2015@04:01:58.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 28 February 2022@16:33:30.


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