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“The crater was a vessel in which the wine, according to the custom of the ancients, who very seldom drank it pure, was mixed with water, and from which the cups were filled. The liquid was conveyed from the crater into the drinking-cups by means of a cyathus, or small ladle.” — Anthon, 1891


water, wine, ladle, Cyathus


Charles Anthon Aenid of Virgil (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1891) 367


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