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p986 Remulcum

Unsigned article on p986 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

REMULCUM (ῥυμουλκεῖν τὰς ναῦς), a rope for towing a ship, and likewise a tow-barge ("Remulcum, funis, quo deligata navis magna trahitur vice remi," Isid. Orig. XIX.4 §8; "Remulco est, quum scaphae remis navis magna trahitur," Festus, s.v.; comp. Caes. B. C. II.23, III.40; Hirt. B. Alex. 11; Liv. XXV.30, XXXII.16; Polyb. I.26,º 27, 28, III.46).


The different ropes of an ancient ship are spoken of under Navis, p790.


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