pithos


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pithos

(ˈpɪθɒs; ˈpaɪ-)
n, pl -thoi (-θɔɪ)
(Archaeology) a large ceramic container for oil or grain
[from Greek]
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One of the rooms of Stratum 3 contains four storage units constructed of vertically placed, flat, worked stones and large pieces of a pithos decorated with plastic wavy lines.
According to the myth, when the cowardly King Eurystheus heard the snorting, grunting beast and realized that Hercules had succeeded, the king hastily hid in a buried pithos jar, imploring Hercules to remove the boar.
The barrel is a fitting abode for a philosopher who imagines himself as having affinities with a dog, and sometimes the dog stands there beside him; in any case, the pithos typically lies on the ground, so that the Cynic's insights come from below.
Joins have been made between fragments recovered this year and pithos fragments unearthed in 2009 and 2010.
The inscription is engraved on a large pithos, a neckless ceramic jar found with six others at the Ophel excavation site.
She was gifted to Prometheus' brother, Epimetheus, and inadvertently unleashed evils from a Greek pithos, or storage jar, that was a wedding present from Zeus.
On ne peut omettre d'indiquer la fameuse copie romaine de la tete de Meduse ornant l'egide de la statue d'Athena du Parthenon, oeuvre originale de Phidias, (40) ni la Meduse Rondanini, copie d'apres Phidias, ou encore Persee avec un chapeau, des bottes ailees et la kibisis jetee sur l'epaule, qui detourne la tete pour tuer Meduse, dans un pithos orientalisant a reliefs, v.
Mendoza also sources the frappato varietal and truly Old World wines such as Pithos, a blend of nero d'avola and frappato that is fermented in a clay amphora from Azienda Agricola COS.
9) See also du Bois 1988 on the linguistic and imagistic similarities of pithos and gaster and womb.
On a large funerary pithos dated to around 675 BCE from the island of Mykonos, one of the very earliest surviving representations of the fall of Troy in art, a series of panels shows the Trojan women taken captive and their children slain before their eyes.
Il en fit un gros tas, sacrifia le plus fort des boeufs et s'en rassasia; il forca la porte du cellier, deboucha le plus beau pithos et, installant les portes en guise de table, <<il s'assit et but>> en chantant.