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[153] σαυρωτήρ, the spike at the buttend of the spear — not elsewhere named; “οὐρίαχος” seems to mean butt only (13.443 etc.). Aristotle Poet. 25, quoting these words, speaks of the custom of thus standing the spear upright as characteristic of the Illyrians. Apparently, therefore, it was unknown to the classical Greeks.

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