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References to amphoras in ancient Greek sources

Check boxes below to find references to amphoras in ancient texts. Links to the full text at the Perseus project. are given.

Amphoras are mentioned in ancient texts in a variety of contexts, including the law courts (orators Demosthenes, Aeschines, Hyperides), domestic scenes (Homer, Euripides, Aristophanes), and in the description of historical (Thucydides, Herodotus, Xenophon, Diodorus, Strabo, Plutarch) and social (Pindar, Aristotle, Strabo, Plutarch) phenomena; they even occur in the metaphors of Plato and others ...

Note that a variety of words (amphora, jar, urn, vat, vessel) are used in the translations for Greek words meaning "amphora" (amforeus, amforeidion, amforiskos, amphiphoreus).