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But the Athenians call silver phialæ ἀργυρίδες, and golden ones they call χρυσίδες. And Pherecrates mentions the silver phiale in the following words in his Persæ— [p. 803]
Here, you sir; where are you now carrying
That silver phiale (τὴν ἀργυρίδα τηνδί)?
And Cratinus mentions the golden one in his Laws—
Making libations with a golden phiale (χρυσίδἰ,
He gave the serpents drink.
And Hermippus, in his Cercopes, says—
He first completely drain'd an ample cup,
Golden (χρυσίδα) and round, then carried it away.

There was also a kind of cup called the βαλανωτὴ phiale, under the bottom of which were placed golden feet. And Teneus says, that among the offerings at Delos there was a brazen palm-tree, the offering of the Naxians, and some golden phialæ, to which he gives the epithet καρυωταί. But Anaxandrides calls cups of this fashion the phialæ of Mars. But the AEolians call the phiale an aracis.

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