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There are also some cups which are called ἡδυποτίδες. “These,” says Lynceus the Samian, "were made by the Rhodians in emulation of the Thericlean goblets which were in use at Athens. But as the Athenians, on account of the great weight of metal employed in them, only made this shape for the use of the richer classes, the Rhodians made theirs so light that they were able to put these ornaments within the reach even of the poor. And Epigenes mentions them, in his Heroine, in these words—
A psycter, and a cyathus, and cymbia,
Four rhyta, and three hedypotides,
A silver strainer, too.
And Sermus, in the fifth book of his Delias, says that there is [p. 748] among the offerings at Delos a golden hedypotis, the gift of Echenica, a woman of the country, whom he mentions also, in his eighth book. And Cratinus the younger says, using the diminutive form,—
And Archephon had twelve ἡδυπότια.

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