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Headword: Γέρρον
Adler number: gamma,199
Translated headword: wicker-shield
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An item of arms.
Xenophon [writes]: "a wicker-shield in the left [hand], a scimitar or sabre in the right".[1]
And elsewhere: "they captured wicker-shields with raw oxhide coverings, about 20 of them".[2]
Greek Original:
Γέρρον: ὅπλον. Ξενοφῶν: γέρρον ἐς τὴν ἀριστερὰν, κοπὶς ἢ σάγαρις ἐς τὴν δεξιάν. καὶ αὖθις: οἱ δὲ γέρρα ἔλαβον δασέων βοῶν ὠμοβόϊνα ἀμφὶ τὰ κ#.
Notes:
cf. generally gamma 178, gamma 205.
[1] Xenophon, Cyropaedia 2.1.9.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.7.22.
Keywords: botany; definition; historiography; history; military affairs; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 August 2001@09:44:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 4 July 2002@21:39:56.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 5 July 2002@03:03:01.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 13 July 2002@11:30:49.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 6 June 2012@05:51:02.
David Whitehead on 6 June 2012@05:51:13.

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