Although the foregoing arguments leave much unsettled, they do effectively demonstrate that the poculum mortis and expressions like it functioned as popular metaphors for death in a variety of ancient and medieval literatures, and that any number of models could conceivably have influenced the Guthlac B poet's representation of Eve's biter drync.
Ac si humano generi non verbis Dominus, sed rebus dicat: De qua manu vobis illatus est potus mortis, de ipsa suscipite poculum vitae.
In neither of these examples, however, is Gregory's view of the economy of redemption as precisely articulated or as rhetorically balanced as it is in his Eastertide homily, which relies for much of its effect on the contrast between Eve and Mary Magdalene through the opposing images of the potus mortis and poculum vitae.
Males also resemble some of the larger and more slender representatives of Pseudosermyle, but frequently differ by the typically incurving cerci (specialized in Pseudosermyle), which bear a interobasal spine, and larger unspecialized poculum.
Poculum strongly convex, cup-shaped and reaching roughly half way along tergum IX.
Poculum moderately convex and cup-like in basal portion, the apical half gradually flattened and longitudinally carinate and the posterior margin narrowed and entire; roughly reaching to posterior margin of abdominal tergum IX (Fig.
Poculum moderately convex and cup-like in basal portion, the apical half flattened and carinate longitudinally, the posterior margin narrowly rounded with a very small median indentation and roughly reaching to posterior margin ofabdominal tergum IX (Fig.
Males of the first three genera are characteristic for the long apical appendage of the poculum, while those of the latter genus are not known.
138) misinterpreted the tube-like posterior extension of the poculum as an elongated female subgenital plate and failed in recognizing the true systematic position of the genus, stating it was an intermediate between Otocrania and Cladomorphus.