). The only passage of an ancient author where the word
occurs is in Hyg. Fab. 88
, where a sword is
said to be hidden sub acropodio Minervae.
Acropodium, from the Naples Museum.
is almost certainly a low pedestal a little off the ground, like
those here figured from the Neapolitan and British Museums. The explanation
in the new edition of Stephens's Thesaurus,
that it is equivalent to
the toes of the statue
itself, is much less satisfactory. [W.W
Acropodium, from the British Museum.