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Moon☌Boucolion 7°♊



The Hierarchy of Herdsmen, Goatherding,
and Genre in Theocritean Bucolic

Daniel W. Berman
academia.edu • jstor.org



BOCAL, en latin lagena vitrea, vase en verre, long, cylindrique et sans tubes, à col court ou sans col, et à bouche large, dont le nom est fait de l'italien boccale, dérivé lui-même du grec baucalis, ou boucalion, et qui sert à mettre du vin, des liqueurs et toute espèce de liquide; à conserver des fruits dans de l'eau-de-vie, ou des matières animales dans l'esprit—devin, ou enfin des poudres et des matières sèches dans les laboratoires des chimistes et des pharmaciens. — On appelle bocal électrique un bocal en verre, garni en dedans et en dehors de feuilles d'étain jusqu'à un pouce de son bord, qui remplace quelquefois le caveau magique ou fulminant (voy. ce mot) dans les expériences ou les jeux de l'électricité. — Les bijoutiers et quelques autres ouvriers se servent d'une grosse bouteille ronde de verre blanc, remplie d'eau et montée sur un pied de bois, pour rassembler sur leur ouvrage la lumière d'une bougie ou d'une chandelle placée derrière, et qui s'appelle aussi bocal. {Dictionnaire de la conversation et de la lecture: Bes - Boi, Volume 6}

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BAU´CALIS (βαύκαλις, βαυκάλη, also καύκαλις), a large vessel for cooling wine in (Anth. Pal. 11.244, 4), made at Alexandria (Ath. 11.784 c), like the ψυκτήρ, except that it was probably larger, and supported, according to Hermann-Blümner (Privatalt. 234, note 6), on four wheels (τετράκυκλος, Athen. l.c.), if we are not to suppose with Krause (Angeiologie, 366) that the κύκλοι are raised rings which divided the vessel into four compartments. Philostorgius (1.4) says it was made of earthenware (ἄγκος ὀστράκινον). It was perhaps sometimes made of glass; at least Athenaeus, in immediate connexion with his description, speaks of the elaborate glass-working at Alexandria, which imitated every kind of clay. Brass seems to have been an unusual material for the vessel to be made of (Anth. Pal. l.c.) • Βαυκάλιον appears to have been a smaller vessel of the kind. {A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities}

[9:22p·3/12/2014]: Glyph above is quick re-do of Holmes' Boucolion glyph, "suggest[ing] a farmer in a hat, chewing on a straw". Holmes' keywords for Boucolion: things having to do with the country, a countrified, rural, conservative, sheltered, unsophisticated or naive outlook [Note]. [Un]fortunately, Holmes also spelled Boucolion, "Boucalion". The second name googled the jar, the jug, the bottle &c. Boucolion is one of the L5 Jupiter Trojans, a shepherd and illegitimate. A minor character, but some interesting stuff shows up.


σκότιος is worth pursuing
Daniel Ogden

νόθος is the problematic point of convergence
Mary Ebbott


Ogden notes: Cynthia Patterson [Those Athenian Bastards], A.M. Dale [Euripides: Alcestis] & Hans Julius Wolff [Marriage Law and Family Organization in Ancient Athens].

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