polytheist extractions

Athenaios, Deipnosophistai 11.497b

“Now the rhyton was earlier called a horn; and it appears to have been manufactured first under the orders of King Ptolemy Philadelphos, that it might be used as an attribute borne by the statues of Arsinoe. For in her left hand the queen carries that sort of object filled with all kinds of fruit, the artists thus indicating that this horn is even richer in blessings than the horn of Amaltheia. Theokes mentions it in his Ithyphallic Verses thus: ‘All we artists have today celebrated with sacrifice the festival of Salvation; in their company I have drunk the double horn and am come into the presence of our dearest king.’” – Athenaios, Deipnosophistai 11.497b


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