). A service performed at Athens by the
daughters of the resident aliens (μέτοικοι
), who at the
Panathenaea carried the parasols of the Athenian maidens (Pollux, vii. 134). The wives of the
on the same occasion carried a water-vessel (see Hydriaphoria
), and the aliens themselves vessels
full of cakes and other offerings (σκαφηφορία
) to the
goddess. The duties thus imposed upon the resident aliens and their families were intended to
mark them out as a class inferior in dignity to the citizens. See Schömann,
Ant. Iuris Publici
, p. 190; Hermann, Staatsalterth.
. 115, n.