Pherecrates, in his Crapatalli, calls what we now call λυχνία, λυχνεῖον, in this line—
A. Where were these λυχνεῖα made?For there were a great many manufactories in Etruria, as the Etrurians were exceedingly fond of works of art. Aristophanes, in his Knights, says—
B. In Etruria.
Binding three long straight darts together,And Diphilus, in his Ignorance, says— [p. 1120] great a number of candles as there are days in a year. And Hermippus the comic poet, in his Iambics, speaks of—
We use them for a torch (λυχνείῳ).
A military candlestick well put together.And, in his play called The Grooms, he says—
Here, lamp (λυχνίδιον), show me my road on the right hand.Now, πανὸς was a name given to wood cut into splinters and bound together, which they used for a torch: Menander, in his Cousins, says—
But now this, πανὸς is quite full of water.And before them Aeschylus, in his Agamemnon, had used the word πανός—
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