Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, a chest or box; a box-like receptacle of terra-cotta, found in early Greek or Mycenæan tombs: often painted.

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  • Found within a two-chambered royal tomb unearthed at Vergina, Greece, in November 1977, the nearly complete skeletal remains of a man, 35 to 55 at the time of death (Philip was 46 when he died), had been placed within a golden chest, or larnax, bearing an embossed starburst, the emblem of the Macedonian royal family.

    Not Philip II of Macedon

  • [Greek: Soros], like _larnax_, is a coffin (_Sarg_), or what the Americans call a "casket," in the opinion of Helbig:

    Homer and His Age

  • The larnax (gold casket) which Andronikos identified as containing the remains of Philip II has a

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