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Headword: *troxo/s
Adler number: tau,1073
Translated headword: wheel
Vetting Status: high
The wheel was a wooden thing on which slaves were tied as punishment.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "if any would-be general does not assist, or any slave ready to desert, may he be twisted on the wheel and whipped".[2]
Greek Original:
*troxo/s: cu/lino/n ti h)=n o( troxo/s, e)n w(=| desmou/menoi oi( oi)ke/tai e)kola/zonto. *)aristofa/nhs: ei)/ tis strathgei=n boulo/menos mh\ culla/bh|, h)\ dou=los au)tomolei=n pareskeuasme/nos, e)pi\ tou= troxou= e(/lkoito mastigou/menos.
See also tau 1072, where the same two passages of Aristophanes are cited.
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 875.
[2] Aristophanes Peace 450-2.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2000@09:02:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 November 2004@16:30:14.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 15 November 2004@03:02:23.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2011@08:12:13.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2014@03:55:15.
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