previous next



ἱπποδέτην ῥυτῆρα, a leathern strap or thong, belonging to the harness of a horse,—such as the reins of a bridle ( O. C. 900σπεύδειν ἀπὸ ῥυτῆρος”), or driving-reins ( Il. 16. 475, where see Leaf). Hesiod Scut. 308 “ῥυτὰ χαλαίνοντες”, ‘slackening the reins.’ Ajax makes a “διπλῆ μάστιξ”, a whip with two thongs, by doubling the strap. Cp. Aeschin. or. 2 § 157λαβὼν ῥυτῆρα μαστιγοίην αἰχμάλωτον”.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (3 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (3):
    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 157
    • Homer, Iliad, 16.475
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 900
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: