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and (anciently) Aula (χύτρα). A jar or pot of earthenware (rarely of metal) with a flat

Olla. (British Museum.)

bottom, a wide mouth, with a lid, used by the ancients for a variety of purposes:


for cooking and preserving fruits; and


for preserving the bones (olla ossuaria) and ashes (olla cineraria) of the dead (see Cineraria; Columbarium; Funus; Ollarium); and


for exposing infants —this last in Greece (Ran. 1188, with scholia).

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