New Oil in Old Jars: Hipponax's Lekythos-Throw and Aristophanes' Frogs 1198-247

@article{Steiner2011NewOI,
  title={New Oil in Old Jars: Hipponax's Lekythos-Throw and Aristophanes' Frogs 1198-247},
  author={D. Steiner},
  journal={Helios},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={1 - 25}
}
This discussion has its origins in a common article, ubiquitous in Greek life: the oil jar or lekythos. Probably first made of leather, and subsequently from clay (although more expensive materials like glass or precious metal could be used on occasion), the lekythos was filled with oil, unguents, wine, cosmetics, or whatever could be made to fit in it. (1) The vessel might appear in many different contexts, whether at funerals (where it was buried with the body), in the kitchen, or among the… Expand
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