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  • Etymology
    From ab- ‎(“from, away from”) +‎ oleō ‎(“increase, grow”).

    (Classical) IPA(key): /aˈbo.le.oː/, aˈbɔ.ɫe.oː

    aboleō ‎(present infinitive abolēre, perfect active abolēvī, supine abolitum); second conjugation

    I retard, check the growth of.
    I destroy, efface, abolish; terminate.
    (in passive) I die, decay.

    June 16, 2016

  • s a vase in the form of a top hat, used to hold wool or fruit, often used in ancient Greek art as a symbol of abundance and fertility.12

    The word kalathos means a basket, usually with a narrow base and a flared top. The decoration on some of these containers is taken to imitate the woven texture of a basket. This can be achieved by a painted design, but many kalathoi have open-work cut into their sides 3 and some have impressed decoration. Kalathoi may occur with or without handles. In both the Greek and Roman worlds these baskets had many uses, but were especially associated with wool working and the harvest.4

    Woman hand spinning; a kalathos on the ground. Attic red-figure lekythos, 480–470 BC.

    The kalathos is principally a multifunctional basket. Literary sources report that, depending on the context, the kalathos could contain wool, but also food (bread, cheese, milk, fruits and vegetables), small animals or flowers. The kalathoi were most often made of willow rods, but other examples made from clay, metal, glass and stone are also known. A silver kalathos with a golden rim is mentioned by Homer as belonging to Helen, this one even ran on wheels. Kalathoi are also depicted on Greek vases in other contexts. Illustrations on south-Italian vases make use of the kalathos as a symbol of a future marital relationship.5

    October 27, 2015

  • kalathoi, plural

    October 27, 2015

  • vault, arch

    August 20, 2014

  • flax and phlox and hops

    September 25, 2013

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    March 21, 2013

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    February 21, 2013