δίσκοισιν. The discus was a round flat mass of stone or metal (the latter also called “σόλος”), with a hole in the centre for a leathern thong, by which it was whirled round before throwing. See Il.23. 826 Il., 839.αἰγανέαι are generally translated ‘hunting-spears,’ from “αἴξ”, ‘a goat,’ but the word should rather be referred only to “ἀίσσω”. The floor on which the sports were taking place was artificially levelled (“τυκτῷ”). Some refer “δα” in δάπεδον to “γῆ”, cp. “ἄλεὐ ὦ δᾶ”, but it seems better to refer it with Curtius (548) to “διά” in the sense of ‘thoroughly.’ Compare “δαφοινός, δάσκιος, ζατρεφής”. Then “δάπεδον” will mean ‘a very solid floor.’
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