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Karchesion
(89 words)

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[2] Drinking vessel

A quite large drinking vessel, similar in shape to the kantharos (Ath. 11,474e-475b; Macrob. Sat. 5,21,1-6) for wine (Mart. 8,56,14; Ov. Met. 12,317), which according to Ath. 11,500f. was one of the vessels of a Greek symposium. In Rome, it was also a sacrificial vessel (e.g. Ov. Met. 7,246).

Bibliography

W. Hilgers, Lat. Gefäßnamen, BJ, 31. Beih., 1969, 48; 140f.

S. Rottroff, He…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Karchesion”, 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 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e608970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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