Having warmed the fat of a squirrel in a strigil, instil it.
In one the athlete is represented handing his strigil to his slave, in the other the athlete stands alone, strigil in hand.
Tool used at the Palaistra, or wrestling school: in this case the strigil.
The guttus was a small vessel with a narrow neck adapted for dropping oil on the strigil to lubricate its working edge.
A boy emerging into manhood leaves his petasos and strigil and chlamys to Hermes, the god of games.
Beside him, a diminutive figure of a nude boy holding a strigil.
Galen generally followed the teaching of Hippocrates on gymnastics, and wrote a whole book on the merits of using the strigil.
"ancient tool for scraping the skin after a bath," 1580s, from Latin strigilis "horse-comb," from stringere (1) "draw along a surface, graze, wound, strip off, rub," from PIE root *streig- (cf. Latin striga "stroke, strike, furrow," stria "furrow, channel;" Old Church Slavonic striga "shear;" Old English stracian "to stroke;" German streichen "to stroke, rub"). Etymologists dispute over whether this is connected to Latin stringere (2), root of strain (v.).