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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Obviously he did not bother to read the report which he cites in notes 143 and 144, which depicts the large pithos used for the TL dating in situ.
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.
(11) There is the figure crouched in a barrel or pithos, leading the most humble and self-contained sort of life imaginable (fig.
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.
Figure 11 represents the limited distribution of tile and pithos material (lla) compared with ceramic densities for the same area (llb).
Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, October 03, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Specifically the a la carte restaurant "Pithos" applying the food safety management system got awarded with the certification "BIO Kouzina" of raw materials.