Definition of Lekythus
1. lekythos [n -THI] - See also: lekythos
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Literary usage of Lekythus
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1. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"(which he had promised as a reward to the first man who broke in) to the goddess Athene for her temple at lekythus. He moreover consecrated to her the ..."
2. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1888)
"He moreover consecrated to her the entire cape of lekythus ; not only demolishing the defences, but also dismantling the private residences which ..."
3. The Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Antiquities in the Museum at by John Brent (1875)
"113 lekythus vase; red colour on black. Design, a winged female figure, pouring wine or oil on ... 114 lekythus vase; black and red, with Greek key pattern. ..."
4. Catalogue of a Very Interesting Collection of Early Greek Antiquities by Alessandro Palma di Cesnola (1871)
"... an Amphora, and a Feeding Bottle, ornamented with concentric rings 14 Two Amphora?, with brown rings and rosettes, and a lekythus 15 An Amphora and a ..."
5. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"Large marble vases, in the shape of a lekythus, or of a tall amphora, of the kind used for funeral purposes [Fraus], were sometimes set up as | funeral ..."
6. Sculptured Tombs of Hellas by Percy Gardner (1896)
"Most noteworthy among the stelae on which Hermes appears is that shaped in the form of a lekythus, and bearing the name ..."
7. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1905)
"... when the brave Brasidas, who shunned no danger himself, offered (Thucyd., IV, 11<>) a reward to the first soldier who mounted the wall of lekythus, ..."
8. Paris and Its Environs: With Routes from London to Paris, and from Paris to by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1878)
"On the right and left of the chimney-piece a beautiful Athenian 'lekythus' (ointment vase), fragments of Greek marbles, including a flue Medusa .head to the ..."