χαλκέῳ: disyllabic. “κέραμος” clearly must have come to mean simply jar, before it could be used of a bronze jar. cf. “χρύσεἰ ἀλάβαστρα” Theoc. xv. 114. See on “νέκταρ ἐῳνο-” “χόει Δ 3. — ἐν κεράμῳ”: in (earthenware, i.e.) a jar. The great earthen jars which have been found on the Acropolis at Athens and by Dr. Schliemann at Hissarlik, correspond in size to modern casks. Such a one served Diogenes as a chamber (his ‘tub’). cf. the story of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.’δέδετο: lay bound. Cf. “πέφανται” 531.
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