Lagynos
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[German version]

(ὁ/ἡ λάγυνος; ho/hē lágynos). Wine bottle with handle, wide flat body, high narrow neck and sealable mouth (see Vessels, shapes and types of, fig. B 10). A Hellenistic type of vessel prevalent up to and into the Imperial period. Every participant in the lagynophória (λαγυνοφόρια), a Dionysiac street festival in Alexandria, brought along a lagynos for his share of wine (Ath. 7,276a-c).

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Cite this page
Scheibler, Ingeborg (Krefeld), “Lagynos”, 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e628900>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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