Salinum(106 words)

[German version]

(ἁλία/halía). Small salt container (Plin. HN 33,153) made of silver, occasionally of clay. It belonged in every Roman household and was used for adding salt during dinner, but had a special function in the domestic cult as well: Up to the Imperial Period, the salinum was used in food offerings between the main course and dessert (Liv. 26,36,6; Stat. Silv. 1,4,130 f.). This cultic significance explains why the salinum was handed down from father to son (Hor. Carm. 2,16,13 f.).

Mola salsa

Bibliography

M. Besnier, s. v. S., DS IV/2, 1022 

A. Hug, s.…

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Gutsfeld, Andreas (Münster). "Salinum." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 22 December 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/salinum-e1028140>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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