Nestor’s Cup
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Abstract

The so-called ‘Nestor’s Cup’ is a drinking vessel from the late Geometric period (ca 730-710 BCE), which was discovered on the island of Ischia (Naples, Italy) in 1954. The cup bears a three-line inscription, which is probably the second oldest surviving Greek alphabetic text and apparently refers to figures of Greek epic poetry (Aphrodite, Nestor).

The so-called ‘Nestor’s Cup’ is a clay drinking cup (Rhodian-style kotyle/skyphos) from the late Geometric period (ca 730-710 BCE), which was discovered by G. Buch…

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Panagiotis Filos, “Nestor’s Cup”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000502>
First published online: 2013



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