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ASILLA (ἄσιλλα), a wooden pole, or yoke, held by a man either on his two shoulders, or more commonly on one shoulder only, and used for carrying burthens (Aristot. Rh. 1.7, 1365 a). It is called ἀνάφορον by Aristophanes (Aristoph. Frogs 8). It deserves mention here chiefly from its frequent occurrence in works of Grecian art, of

Asilla or pole used for carrying burthens.

which some specimens are given in the annexed cut.


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