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ναυκλήρου: the man, when he comes, pretends to be the captain of a small merchant-ship, trading between Greece and the Troad (547 ff.). In Plaut. Mil. 4. 3. 41 ff. the ‘skipper's dress’ (“ornatus nauclericus”) consists of a darkcoloured hat with broad brim (“causia”), and a garment of the same colour, well girt-up, and looped on the left shoulder, leaving the right arm bare, like the Greek “ἐξωμίς”. The colour of both hat and tunic is described by “ferrugineus”, (“nam is colos thalassicust”). This was a dark violet, rather than, as Nonius (p. 549) makes it, iron-grey: see Conington on Verg. G. 1. 467, and Munro on Lucr. 4. 76.

τρόποις, as Aesch. Cho. 479τρόποισιν οὐ τυραννικοῖς θανών”: often with “ἐν”, as Aesch. Ag. 918γυναικὸς ἐν τρόποις”. Not τρόπον, which would mean, “ὥσπερ ναύκληρος δολοῖ τὴν μορφήν”: cp. Her. 2. 57ὄρνιθος τρόπον... φθέγγεσθαι”=“ὥσπερ ὄρνις φθέγγεται”.

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  • Commentary references from this page (6):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 918
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 479
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.57
    • Vergil, Georgics, 1.467
    • Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, 4.3
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 4.76
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