There is also a kind of drinking-cup called δέπαστρον. Silenus and Clitarchus, in their Dialects, say that this is a name given to drinking-cups among the Clitorians; but Antimachus the Colophonian, in the fifth book of his Thebais, says— And carefully they all commands obey'd Which wise Adrastus laid on them. They took A silver goblet, and they pour'd therein Water, and honey pure, compounding deftly; And quickly then they all distributed The cups (δέπαστπα) among the princes of the Greeks, Who there were feasting; and from a golden jug They pour'd them wine for due libations. And in another place he says—
Let others bring the bowl of solid silver,[p. 746] And immediately afterwards he says—
Or golden cups (δέπαστρα), which in my halls are stored.
And golden cups (δέπαστρα), and a pure untouch'd vessel
Of honey sweet, which will be beat for him.