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Headword: Ἡλιοτρόπιον
Adler number: eta,241
Translated headword: sundial
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] clock.[1]
A gnomon is what is fixed in sun-dials; [it is] what Anaximander invented and set up on the shadow-clocks.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἡλιοτρόπιον: ὡρολογεῖον. ὅτι γνώμων ἐστὶ τὸ ἐν τοῖς ἡλιοτροπίοις πηγνύμενον, ὅπερ ἐφεῦρεν Ἀναξίμανδρος καὶ ἔστησεν ἐπὶ τῶν σκιοθήρων.
[1] In e.g. Athenaeus, Plutarch, and a scholion on Aristophanes, Birds 998. See also sigma 613, omega 199.
[2] From gamma 346.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 July 2006@22:42:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 24 July 2006@05:03:04.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 December 2012@03:13:25.


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