). The movement of the hands was an important part of
Greek and Roman dancing [SALTATIO
], and 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 ἐχειρόνομησε
It was also a feature of any pantomimic performance ( “chironomon
] The word is also used in the sense of
or sparring. (Plat.
viii. p. 830 C; Paus.