Aeneas Tacticus 19.





19. Sawing a Bar

1. When you are sawing through a bar, you should pour oil on it: this will help the work and deaden the sound. And if a sponge is fastened to the saw and the bar, the sound will be much less distinct. I could mention many other similar devices, but must now pass on.




19. Μοχλοῦ πρίσις

1. Διαπρίοντα δὲ μοχλὸν ἔλαιον ἐπιχεῖν: θᾶσσον γὰρ καὶ ἀψοφητὶ μᾶλλον πρισθήσεται. ἐὰν δὲ καὶ σπόγγος ἐπί τε τὸν πρίονα καὶ τὸν μοχλὸν ἐπιδεθῇ, πολλῷ κωφότερος ὁ ψόφος ἔσται. πολλὰ δ̓ ἄν τις καὶ ἄλλα ὁμότροπα τούτοις γράψαι. ἀλλὰ ταῦτα μὲν παρετέον.

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created 04/07/2017 - updated 04/07/2017