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τόξον (root τυκ, τυχεῖν), pl. τόξα: bow, freq. the pl. for the sing., as the weapon was made of two horns joined by a centre-piece, see Il. 4.105-111. The bow was strung by slipping the loop at one end of the string (νευρή) over the curved tip (κορώνη) at the end of the bow, see cut No. 34. For the way of shooting, see cuts Nos. 63, 89, 90, 104; and for the bow - case, Nos. 24, 124. The archer was regarded as an inferior sort of warrior, Il. 11.385.—For the art, archery, Il. 2.718, cf. 827.
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