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Headword: Ῥόπτρον
Adler number: rho,234
Translated headword: knocker
Vetting Status: high
Lysias [in the speech] Against Andocides for impiety [writes]: "he tethered the horse to the knocker of the temple".[1] Here he means the ring of the door.
Greek Original:
Ῥόπτρον: Λυσίας κατὰ Ἀνδοκίδου ἀσεβείας: ἔδησε τὸν ἵππον ἐκ τοῦ ῥόπτρου τοῦ ἱεροῦ. νῦν τὸν τῆς θύρας κρίκον λέγει.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., who besides quoting Lysias (below) cites Aristophanes and Xenophon.
[1] Lysias 6.1: web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; historiography; religion; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2000@11:18:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword, set status) on 14 April 2004@00:56:51.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 14 April 2004@04:07:20.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 13 July 2011@07:37:53.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 18 July 2011@20:27:34.


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