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διφθέρα , ,
A.prepared hide, piece of leather, Hdt.1.194; “ἐκ διφθερέων πεποιημέναι κυνέαιId.7.77; διφθέραι, opp. δέρρεις (hides), Th.2.75; of a drum, Hero Aut.20.4; esp. as writing-material, “τὰς βύβλους διφθέρας καλέουσι ἀπὸ τοῦ παλαιοῦ οἱ ἼωνεςHdt.5.58; “δ. μελαγγραφεῖςE.Fr.627; δ. βασιλικαί, of Persian records, Ctes. ap. D.S.2.32; δ. ἱεραί, at Carthage, Plu.2.942c; χαλκαῖ δ., ib. 297a, cf. Sch.Il.1.175: prov., “ἀρχαιότερα τῆς διφθέρας λέγειςDiogenian.3.2; used for bindings, διφθέρας περιβάλλειν (sc. βιβλίοις) Luc.Ind.16.
II. anything made of leather, leathern jerkin, Ar.Nu.72, Pl.Cri.53d, SIG 1259.6 (iv B. C.), Men.Epit.12, Luc. Tim.6,38, Arr.An.7.9.2, etc.; properly, of goatskin, opp. μηλωτή, Ammon.Diff.p.44 V.
2. wallet, bag, X.An.5.2.12, Lib.Or.58.5.
3. pl., skins used as tents, X.An. 1.5.10, Phylarch.41 J.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.194
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.58
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.77
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.175
    • Plato, Crito, 53d
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.75
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 5.2.12
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.5.10
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 72
    • Lucian, Timon, 38
    • Lucian, Timon, 6
    • Lucian, Adversus indoctum et libros multos ementem, 16
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 7.9.2
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 2.32
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