Comparing And Contrasting Ancient Greek Drinking Vessels And The Present Day Starbucks Cup

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There are a handful of differences and similarities from an Ancient Greek drinking vessel and a Starbucks cup some people may not take into consideration. While comparing and contrasting a Starbucks coffee cup and Ancient Greek drinking vessels I will take careful notation into the differences and similarities of their form, function and decoration of the artifacts. I will go into careful detail of what the ancient Greeks used to create their drinking vessels. Also, I will elaborate the functions that the Ancient Greeks first had in mind and what uses they had during the different time periods. Another important aspect of the ancient Greek drinking vessels and Starbucks cup are the decorations and logos. This plays an important role in describing stories with historical significance.
In ancient Greece, vessels were made in large quantities and in various materials, including terracotta, glass, ivory, stone, wood, leather, bronze, silver and gold. Many of these vases have disappeared because some were recycled, but ancient literature and inscriptions give proof to their existence. More bronze vessels exist because they were cheaper than silver and gold, most of these have been buried in tombs beneath the ground. The bronze vessels were the most popular. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin, sometimes combined with small amounts of other materials, such as lead.
Many of these vessels came in various shapes and forms over a long period of time. Some of the earliest vessels, dating to the ninth and eighth centuries B.C., were tripods, which are three-legged stands that supported large cauldrons; sometimes the two parts were made together in one piece. The cauldrons were originally used as cooking pots, but the tripods also were given as prizes for winners in athletic competitions. (Sowder)
An example of a Greek vase is the Kylix, a shallow drinking cup with wide horizontal handles, which is usually made from Terracotta. This is usually referred as a red-figure style vase. This type of style vase painting started in Athens, Greece. The red-figure technique is essentially an inversion of the black-figure technique, for now the figures are left the color of the clay and the background is painted black. Details within the contours of the figures are painted with a brush and are consequently more fluid than when incised in the black-figure technique. These paintings upon the vessels usually depict some sort of scene from mythological life. Most of these Greek vessels served as more than drinking vessels but as prizes, ways to illustrate stories and items used to place in tombs.
Today, people may use Starbucks cups, as a “to-go” cup, conveniently for our society's busy lives. The Starbucks cup is shaped like an open cylindrical container with a flat bottom and without handles. Starbucks provides lids for the paper and plastic cups with a hole in it for either sipping or to insert a straw for drinking. However, because they are made from...

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