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τοξότης, ου, Dor. τόξο-τας, α, ὁ, bowman, archer, Il.11.385, A.Ag.628, IG12.929.67, 949.79, Hdt.3.39, Th.4.28, etc.; τοὺς τ. τούς τε ἀστοὺς καὶ τοὺς ξένους IG12.79.3; ἀτράκτων τοξόται E.Rh.312; τ. στρατός Pi. O.13.89; as a device on Persian coins, Plu.Ages.15, Art.20.

2. the Archer, Sagittarius, a sign in the Zodiac, Eudox. ap. Hipparch. 1.2.20, Luc.VH 1.18, Ptol.Alm.8.1, Vett Val.11.3, Supp.Epigr.7.363.3 (Dura-Europus, ii A. D.).

II. at Athens, οἱ τοξόται were the city-police, Ar.Ach.54,711 (troch.), Eq.665, And.3.5, Pl.Prt.319c, Arist.Ath.24.3; cf. Σκύθης 11.1.

b. archer-cavalry, Ascl.Tact.1.3; cf. Σκύθης 11.2.