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kottabos

(ˈkɒtəˌbɒs)
n
(Games, other than specified) another spelling of cottabus
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It shows an older man admiring the kalos Euthymides on the hydria proper while two female symposiasts, naked from the waist up and playing kottabos, say, "I cast for you, kalos Euthymides." There is no need, however, to attribute a specific status to the women to understand the vase.
Drinking games are thought to have originated in ancient Greece with games such as Kottabos, which involved flinging wine from cups at certain targets.
To connect this definition with the symposium, we need to take into account that the symposium was an erotic space, where the symposiasts were involved in all sorts of erotic activities and where erotic games were played, such as the kottabos, which involved the flinging of wine lees at targets while calling the name of the beloved and receiving a kiss if met with success.
Verder gebruik die outeur ook verskeie Griekse woorde in getranskribeerde vorm soos agathoi, komos, kottabos, aulddia, ensovoorts.
Guests will be invited to take part in an ancient game of skill called Kottabos, which involves flicking grapes using a flat dish into floating saucers.
The one in the center is casting the last of his wine into a bronze bowl (not visible), a feature of the ancient game of kottabos. The one to make the bronze ring loudest was rewarded with the sexual favors of a chosen attendant.
3.26); Phintias' red-figure hydria (Munich 2421) depicting partially unclothed, reclining women playing kottabos (pictured in M.
A few lines later, Trygaeus also illustrates how a military trumpet can be transformed into a kottabos target for a symposion (l242-44).