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What is the term for a Greek low profile wine drinking cup?

Silver skyphos with repoussé decoration, late 1st century BC–early 1st century AD. A skyphos ( Greek : σκύφος; plural skyphoi) is a two-handled deep wine - cup on a low flanged base or none.

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Hereof, what is a Greek party called?

In ancient Greece, the symposium ( Greek : συμπόσιον symposion or symposio, from συμπίνειν sympinein, "to drink together") was a part of a banquet that took place after the meal, when drinking for pleasure was accompanied by music, dancing, recitals, or conversation.

Similarly, what is a Greek symposium? The symposium (or symposion) was an important part of ancient Greek culture from the 7th century BCE and was a party held in a private home where Greek males gathered to drink, eat and sing together. Various topics were also discussed such as philosophy, politics, poetry and the issues of the day.

Considering this, what is a kylix used for?

The primary use for the kylix was drinking wine (usually mixed with water, and sometimes other flavourings) at a symposium or male "drinking party" in the ancient Greek world, so they are often decorated with scenes of a humorous, light-hearted, or sexual nature that would only become visible when the cup was drained.

What was a men's wine drinking party called?

The Greeks thought it uncivilized to drink their wine neat, so these large bowls were used to mix wine with water. Kraters were used at drinking parties called symposia, where men would talk and enjoy the company of male friends, whilst their wives were prevented from taking part.

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