Search the Dictionary
Browse the Dictionary
Launch Visual Dictionary
Launch Interactive Timeline
Return to Front Page
properly "a cow-horn"
was the name of a tin trumpet, shaped like a serpent, and blown by a trumpeter called
gave the signal called
and also the call for relieving guard at night.
Pictures and Media
BUCINATOR.From a mural painting of gladiators (Gell and Gandy, Pompeiana, pl.75)
Copyright 2000-2009 Peter T. Struck.
No portion of this site may be copied or reproduced, electronically or otherwise, without the expressed, written consent of the author.
PLACE HOLDER FOR COUNTER