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Headword: *)/onagroi
Adler number: omicron,325
Translated headword: onagers
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Military] machines, the so-called snatchers, which used to attack, snatch and hold the assailants.
Greek Original:
*)/onagroi: mhxanh/mata, oi( lego/menoi a(/rpages, oi(/ge a(rpa/zein tou\s prosio/ntas e)piballo/menoi ei)=xon.
Rather, a stone-throwing engine also known as the one-armer (mona/gkwn). See e.g. Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 5.21.19; also in Latin writers such as Vegetius and Ammianus Macellinus; and generally E.W. Marsden, Greek and Roman Artillery: technical treatises (Oxford 1971) chap. VIII.
For onagers as animals (wild asses) see omicron 324.
Keywords: definition; imagery; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 October 2009@06:56:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 23 October 2009@22:57:14.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 25 October 2009@05:10:24.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2011@05:10:48.


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