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maschalismos


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The practice, mentioned in tragedy (Aeschylus Choephoroe 439; Sophocles Electra 445), of cutting off the extremities of a murder victim and placing them under the corpse's armpits (μασχάλαι). The scholiastic ...

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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