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κλῖμαξ , α^κος, , (κλίνω)
A.ladder (because of its leaning aslant), SIG 1169.92 (Epid.); scaling-ladder, Th.3.23, X.HG7.2.7, etc.; “κλίμακος προσαμβάσειςA.Th.466,cf.E.Ph.489; “κλιμάκων ὀρθοστάτας προσβαλώνId.Supp.497; προσθεῖναι Th.l.c.; boarding-ladder, gangway, E.IT 1351, 1382, Theoc.22.30; κ. σκύτιναι, στύππιναι, Ph.Bel.102.13, 16.
2. staircase, Od.1.330, 10.558,al., IG22.463.46; κ. ξύλιναι ib. 1668.84; κ. ἑλικτή winding stair, Callix.1.
II. frame with crossbars, on which persons to be tortured were tied, Ar.Ra.618, Com.Adesp.422.
2. ladder used in reducing dislocations, Hp.Art.42; κ. ἰσχυροὺς ἔχουσα κλιμακτῆρας ib.78.
III. wrestler's trick, “ἀμφίπλεκτοι κ.S.Tr.521 (lyr.), cf. Hsch. s.v. ἐκ κλίμακος.
IV. in Rhet., climax, Demetr.Eloc.270, Quint.9.3.54, Longin.23.1 (pl.).
V. part of a chariot, narrowing like steps, Poll.1.253.
VI. in pl., handrails on either side of a bridge, Arr.An.5.7.5.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 466
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 618
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 1351
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 1382
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 489
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 497
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.558
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.330
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.23
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 7.2.7
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 521
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 42
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 78
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 5.7.5
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