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By Mabel Lang

"Return the stamnos to Philippa's brother Philip", "cheap wine", "Alkaios turns out attractive to Melis", "Of Tharrios i'm the cup" ... Like fragments of dialog, the hundreds of thousands of casual inscriptions scratched and painted on potsherds, tiles and different gadgets provide us a different perception into the typical lifetime of the Athenian Agora. a few are marks of possession, or the notes of retailers, yet many are sexual innuendos, frequently followed by means of picture illustrations. utilizing her broad contextual wisdom, the writer indicates why those scraps of sentences have been written, and what they could let us know approximately one of many first commonly literate societies.

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Ten (Roman) pounds of water (or wine) would fill the jar not quite to the rim. ’ The abbreviation for pound continues to be lambda with or without a slash for the iota (of Zibru, or litru, the Greek equivalent); ounce is abbreviated in a variety of ways. 81 82. ‘(Weight) of the empty: lbs. 6, 02. ’ IV C E N T U R Y Honey from Hymettos was famous throughout antiquity, and many jars are labeled as containing it. Often sold by weight, it required a vessel only three-fourths the size as the same weight of water (or wine), because it was heavier by a third, according to the ancient metrological writers.

P 17826 20. P 24910 21. P 28245 22. P 1265 23. p 24579 24. P 18276 25. P 9889 26. P 29830 27. P 7103 28. P 17123 29. P 27396 30. P 27698 door jamb 48. ~ 4 2 1 2 49. P 10810 50. P 23907 (P. de Jong) 51. P 16981 52. P 23821 53. L 5298 54. p 3289 5 5 . P 23231 56. L 3918 57- p 9754 5 8 . ss 7584 59. P 5820 60. P 24935 61. L 3077 62. P 14323 63. P 6878 (P. de Jong) 64. ~ 6 8 7 8 65. P 22976 66. P 21792 67. P 3817 68. P 13386 69. P 10035 70- p 3143 71. ~ 9 8 8 0 72. P9922 73. p 7583 74. p 963 75. p 15305 76.

P 18276 25. P 9889 26. P 29830 27. P 7103 28. P 17123 29. P 27396 30. P 27698 door jamb 48. ~ 4 2 1 2 49. P 10810 50. P 23907 (P. de Jong) 51. P 16981 52. P 23821 53. L 5298 54. p 3289 5 5 . P 23231 56. L 3918 57- p 9754 5 8 . ss 7584 59. P 5820 60. P 24935 61. L 3077 62. P 14323 63. P 6878 (P. de Jong) 64. ~ 6 8 7 8 65. P 22976 66. P 21792 67. P 3817 68. P 13386 69. P 10035 70- p 3143 71. ~ 9 8 8 0 72. P9922 73. p 7583 74. p 963 75. p 15305 76. p 10775 77. P 8341 78. P 17499 79. p9873 80. ~ 9 8 9 7 81.

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