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(Latin mensa, also cartibum, cartibulum; Greek τράπεζα/trápeza, τρίπους/trípous or τετράπους/tetrápous). Three forms of table are known from Greek and Roman Antiquity: rectangular with three or four legs, round with a central support or three legs, and oblong with one supports at each end; the last variant was primarily employed in gardens and was of marble, with the outer sides of the supports often decorated with reliefs. The other forms of table were usually made of wood, but the feet c…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Table”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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