Laconian car made of wood, with an arched plaited covering (hence the derivation probably from
, “a reed”), in which the Spartan
ladies used to go to Amyclae for the celebration of the Hyacinthia. We may compare the Roman
(q. v.). (See Polycrates in Athenaeus, xv. 4, 139 f.) The
nature of its adornments was at times fantastic. Eustath. on
Il. xxiv. 190
is in error in stating that κάνναθρον
are the same. The latter
is a basket put into the chariot, and used for holding the necessaries for a journey, and also
for a seat (Buchholz, Hom. Real.
ii. 1, 228).