), a vessel for containing pure and unmixed wine
), thus distinct from the crater,
in which the wine was mixed with water. It
differed also from the oenophorum
placed upon the table [CRATER; OENOPHORUM], while
Julius Pollux compares it to the ψυκτήρ
]. The Greek word
was early naturalised in Latin (Varro, R. R.
1.8, 5; Cic.
3.4.15). The shape, as might be
expected, varied considerably; but the cut in the next column from
Buonarotti [p. 1.11]
（Vasi di Vetro,
p. 31, ap.
Rich) is probably a common type. It is fiom a marble vase bearing an
inscription to Silvanus (Silenus), and ornamented
Acratophorum or Bowl.
with a wreath of vine-leaves; and it is identical in shape with
two others delineated by the Pompeian artists (Mus. Borbon.
7.56, 62), one of which is placed in the hands of the god Acratus. (Cf.
Marquardt, vii. p. 630.)