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METRETES 100.00%
The largest liquid measure of the Greeks, a little less than nine gallons. Its chief subdivisions were the Gr. chous,(1/12), xestes(1/72), cotyle (1/144), cyathus
AMPHORA 45.08%
A two-handled, big-bellied vessel, usually of clay, with a longish or shortish neck, and a mouth proportioned to the size, sometimes restingfirmly on a foot, but often ending in a blunt point, so that in the store-room it had to lean against the wall, or be sunk in sand, and when brought out for use, to be put in a basket, wine-cooler, or hollow stand. (See VESSELS, fig. 2, a and b). It served to keep oil, honey, and more especially the wine drawn off from the big fermenting vats. It was fastened with a clay stopper, plastered over with pitch, loam, or gypsum, and had a ticket stating the kind, the year, and the quantity of the wine it contained. The Greek amphoreus was a large liquid measure, holding nearly 9 gallons (see METRETES), the Roman measure called amphora held 6 gallons and 7 pints.
Type: Standard
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