Online Encyclopedia

ACINACES (from the Greek)

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 148 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: it!
ACINACES (from the Greek), an ancient Persian sword, short 148 and straight, and-worn, contrary to the Roman fashion, on the right side, or sometimes in front of the body, as shown in the bas-reliefs found at Persepolis. Among the Persian nobility it was frequently made of gold, being worn as a badge of distinction. The acinaces was an object of religious worship with the Scythians and others (Herod. iv. 62).
End of Article: ACINACES (from the Greek)
ACINETA (so named by C. G. Ehrenberg)

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.