a wine-jug with a narrow neck and small lip and with a handle (Menand. fr.
490 M.); usually of metal, i. e. silver among
the luxurious, bronze where simplicity was studied (cf. Aristoph. fr.
12; Phylarch. ap. Ath.
d, of Cleomenes king of Sparta). Among the Romans it took
the place of the earlier guttus,
narrow-necked cruet without a handle (Varr. L. L.
5.2, 32); and glass became the favourite
material. It was not unlike a modern claret-jug: the illustration to COTYLA
the figure of the Nereid
coin under URCEUS
will give a
sufficient idea of its shape, which moreover could be considerably varied.
See also Guhl and Koner, p. 190, fig. 200, Nos. 26-31. (Rich, s.v. Guhl and
Koner5, p. 193 f.)