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Headword: Ἴτυς
Adler number: iota,755
Translated headword: rim, loop
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] perimeter of a shield.[1]
Xenophon [writes]: "but Callimachus, as he saw him going by, took hold of him by the [shield-]rim; and at this moment Aristonymus ran by them."[2]
And in the Epigrams: "and the bent loop of circular fish-hooks."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἴτυς: περιφέρεια ὅπλου. Ξενοφῶν: ὁ δὲ Καλλίμαχος, ὡς ὁρᾷ αὐτὸν παριόντα, ἐπιλαμβάνεται αὐτοῦ τῆς ἴτυος. ἐν δὲ τούτῳ παραθεῖ αὐτοὺς Ἀριστώνυμος. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: γυρῶν τ' ἀγκίστρων καμπυλόεσσαν ἴτυν.
Notes:
[1] cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 5.724 (web address 1), as well as other lexica. See also iota 756, iota 757.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.7.12 (web address 2).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.28.2 (Julian, prefect of Egypt); cf. iota 336.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 June 2006@12:39:35.
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