And Apollodorus of Gela, in his Philadelphi, or the Man who killed himself by Starvation, says—
Then there were robes of fine embroidery,And Aristophon, in his Philonides, says—
And silver plate, and very skilful chasers
Who ornament the thericlean cups,
And many other noble bowls besides.
Therefore my master very lately tookAnd Theophilus, in his Bœotia, says—
The well-turn'd orb of a thericlean cup,
Full foaming to the brim with luscious wine,
Mix'd half-and-half, a most luxurious draught,
[p. 753] And gave it me as a reward for virtue;
I think because of my tried honesty;
And then, by steeping me completely in it,
He set me free.
He mixes beautifully a large cupAnd, in his Prœtides, he says—
Of earthenware, of thericlean fashion,
Holding four pints, and foaming o'er the brim;
Not Autocles himself, by earth I swear,
Could in his hand more gracefully have borne it.
And bring a thericlean cup, which holdsThere is also a cup called the Isthmian cup: and Pamphilus, in his treatise on Names, says that this is a name given to a certain kind of cup by the inhabitants of Cyprus.
More than four pints, and's sacred to good fortune.