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Headword: Κεραμωτόν
Adler number: kappa,1361
Translated headword: tiled
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A tactical disposition; one which [the] Romans used to make as an amusement.[1]
Interpretation of a dream: walking on tiles, you would avoid being hurt by ill-wishers.[2]
Greek Original:
Κεραμωτόν: τακτικὴ διάταξις: ὅπερ ἐποίουν Ῥωμαῖοι ἐν παιδιᾶς μέρει. λύσις ὀνείρου: βαίνων κεράμοις δυσμενῶν βλάβας φύγῃς.
Notes:
[1] Polybius 28.11.3 [NB: not in the Loeb edition], on -- supposedly -- the first-ever use of the Roman testudo manoeuvre; cf. Livy 44.9.3-9 for a fuller version, including the alleged origins in the arena (ludicro circensi ad usum belli verso).
[2] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
Keywords: aetiology; athletics; definition; dreams; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 October 2008@06:20:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 17 October 2008@01:41:34.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 17 October 2008@03:22:27.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@07:17:44.

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