There is also the condu, an Asiatic cup. (Menander, in his play entitled the Flatterer, says—
Then, too, there is in Cappadocia,And Hipparchus says, in his Men Saved,—
O Struthion, a noble golden cup,
Called condu, holding ten full cotyle.
A. Why do you so attend to this one soldier?And Nicomachus, in the first book of his treatise on the Egyptian Festivals, says—“But the condu is a Persian cup; and it was first introduced by Hermippus the astrologer.1. . . . . . . . . . . . on which account libations are poured out of it.” But Pancrates, in the first book of his Conchoreis, says—
He has no silver anywhere, I know well;
But at the most one small embroider'd carpet,
[p. 762] (And that is quite enough for him,) on which
Some Persian figures and preposterous shapes
Of Persian griffins, and such beasts, are work'd.
B Away with you, you wretch.
A. And then he has
A condu, a wine-cooler, and a cymbium.
But he first pour'd libations to the godsThere is also the cononius. Ister, the pupil of Callimachus, in the first book of his History of Ptolemais, the city in Egypt, writes thus:—"A pair of cups, called cononii, and a pair of therielean cups with golden covers.
From a large silver condu; then he rose,
And straight departed by another road.