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ῥάβδουχ-ος (properisp.), , who carries a rod or staff of office:
1. judge, umpire at a contest, Pl.Prt.338a.
2. magistrate's attendant, staff-bearer, beadle, Ar.Pax734, UPZ3.6 (ii B.C., prob.), IG9(2).735 (Larissa, iii B.C.), 1109.24 (Coropa, ii B.C.), Act.Ap.16.35; so, prob., in Th.5.50: esp. at Rome, of the lictors who carried the fasces, Plb.5.26.10, etc.: also ῥαβδοῦχοι, αἱ, female attendants on Oenanthe, mother of Agathocles, Id.15.29.13.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 734
    • New Testament, Acts, 16.35
    • Plato, Protagoras, 338a
    • Polybius, Histories, 15.29.13
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.26.10
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.50
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