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[453] εὐκύκλους: well-rimmed. Of the parallel rods about the edge.

λαισήια: targes, smaller shields of rough, untanned hide, without layers of bronze. cf. “καὶ γέρρα ἔλαβον δασειῶν βοῶν ὠμοβόεια” Xen. An. iv. 7. 22, (“Κίλικες”) “λαισήιά τε εἶχον ἀντ᾽ ἀσπίδων, ὠμοβοέης πεποιημένα” Hdt. vii. 91, (“Κόλχοι”) “ἀσπίδας δὲ ὠμοβοΐνας σμικρὰς εἶχονib. 79.

πτερόεντα: so called because of the fluttering piece of leather which hung from the targe and afforded some protection to the lower part of the bearer's body and the upper part of his legs.

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