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Headword: Κριοκοπεῖν
Adler number: kappa,2432
Translated headword: to ram-batter
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] laying siege with mechanical rams. "But they sought to ram-batter the towers."[1]
Greek Original:
Κριοκοπεῖν: τὸ τοῖς κριοῖς τοῖς μηχανικοῖς πολιορκεῖν. οἱ δὲ τοὺς πύργους κριοκοπεῖν ἐπεχείρησαν.
Notes:
For rams see in full kappa 2434.
[1] An approximation of Polybius 1.42.9, on the Romans at Lilybaeum (First Punic War).
Keywords: architecture; definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 September 2001@02:38:41.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics; set status) on 10 October 2003@16:11:50.
David Whitehead on 11 July 2004@09:58:26.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2013@05:00:20.

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