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(ὀξύβαφον/oxýbaphon, Latin acetabulum , literally: “vinegar jar for dipping”); refers especially to a measure of volume for liquids of 1/4 kotyle or 11/2 cyathus [2]. The Attic oxybaphon measured 0,068 l [1. 2], that of the physicians (since Nero) 0,051 l [3].


1 F. Hultsch, Griechische und römische Metrologie, 21882, 102ff.

2 H. Nissen, Griechische und römische Metrologie, in: Handbuch der klassischen Altertumswissenschaft 1, 21892, 843f., 867

3 H. Chantraine, s.v. ξέστης, RE 9A, 2116ff.

4 M.Lang, M. Crosby, W…

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Chantraine, Heinrich (Mannheim), “Oxybaphon”, 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 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e903000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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