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Amphoræ, Rhytons, etc.

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(British Museum)

The modern jars in any of the wine districts of Italy, such as Asti Montepulciano or Montefiascone, thin earthen two-handled vessels holding some twenty quarts, are almost identical with the ancient amphoræ. Suetonius speaks of a candidate for the quæstorship who drank the contents of a whole amphora at a dinner given by Tiberius. This amphora was probably of a smaller size.

Author
Drinks of the World
By James Mew and John Ashton
Published in 1898
Available from gutenberg.org
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