2. Small boats.
Small boats used in early times by the [p. 1.350]
who inhabited the shores of the Euxine and the Bosporus, and called
from their having a broad
arched deck. They were made with both ends alike, so as to work in
either direction without turning; and were put together without iron.
They continued in use until the age of Tacitus, by whom their
construction and uses are described. (Strab.
; Eustath. ad Dionys. Perieg.
Aul. Gel. 10.25
; Tac. Hist. 3.47
.) For other uses of the word, see the