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(ὕαλος; hýalos or ὕελος; hýelos, vitrum)

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I. Methods of Glass Production

Glass is a mixture of silicic acid (silicon dioxide, quartz or quartz sand) and alkali (soda, sodium bicarbonate or potash) as flux [2; 7; 8]. Since it was apparently unknown in antiquity t…

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Platz-Horster, Gertrud (Berlin), Wartke, Ralf-B. (Berlin) and Pingel, Volker (Bochum), “Glass”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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