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Choenix

 p276  Article by Philip Smith, B.A., of the University of London
on p276 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

CHOENIX (χοῖνιξ), a Greek measure of capacity, the size of which is differently given; it was probably of different sizes in the several states. Pollux (IV.23), Suidas, Cleopatra, and the fragments of Galen (c. 7, 9) make it equal to three cotylae, or nearly 1½ pints English; another fragment of Galen (c. 5), and other authorities (Paucton, Metrolog. p233) make it equal to four cotylae, or nearly 2 pints English; Rhemnius Fannius (V.69), and another fragment of Galen (c. 8) make it eight cotylae, or nearly 4 pints English. (Wurm, De Pond. et Mens. &c., pp132, 142, 199; Hussey, Ancient Weights, &c. pp 209214.


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