). The movement of the hands, which was an
important part of Greek and Roman dancing, had the name of χειρονομία
. Herodotus, in the story of Hippoclides standing on his head before the
guests of Clisthenes, uses the curious expression τοῖσι σκέλεσι
(vi. 129). It was likewise a feature of any pantomimic performance.
The word is also used in the sense of σκιαμαχία
, or sparring
(Pausan. vi. 10.3). See Pantomimus