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Antyx
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[German version]

(ἀντυξ; ántyx)

Raised metal rim of the Greek shield (Hom. Il. 6,118; 15,645; 18,479 and passim); also refers to a hoop-like railing or ledge of the Greek racing and war chariot (archaic vase paintings [1.524 fig. 44]), which could be used to hold on to when stepping in or out (Hom. Il. 5,728 f.; 16,406). Evidently made of wood (Hom. Il. 21,38). When the chariot was not in motion, one could wrap the reins around the antyx (Hom. Il. 5,262).

Bibliography

1 C. Weiss, M. Boss, Original und Restaurierung, in: AA 1992, 522-528.

J. Wiesner, Fahren und Reit…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Antyx”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e126530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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