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DIO´TA

DIO´TA (δίωτος), a vessel with two ears (ὦτα) or handles, is generally used as synonymous with amphora, though it may signify any [p. 1.641]two-handled vessel. (Plat. Hipp. Maj. p. 288 D; Athen. 11. 473 c; Hor. Carm. 1.9.8.) Annexed

Diota of the earliest style. (Birch.)

is the figure of a diota of the earliest style; for its ordinary shape, see AMPHORA

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