The Deipnosophists, Or, Banquet of the Learned of Athenaeus, Volume 2

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Henry G. Bohn, 1854 - 435 pages

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Page 649 - Spent with fatigue, and shrunk with pining fast, My craving bowels still require repast. Howe'er the noble, suffering mind may grieve Its load of anguish, and disdain to live, Necessity demands our daily bread; Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
Page 785 - To prowling bears, or lions in the way." Thus long debating in himself he stood : At length he took the passage to the wood, Whose shady horrors on a rising brow Waved high, and frown'd upon the stream below. There grew two olives, closest of the grove, With roots entwined, and branches interwove ; Alike their leaves, but not alike they smiled With sister-fruits ; one fertile, one was wild.
Page 787 - Arsinous' daughter, graced with golden hairs: (Whom to his aged arms, a royal slave, Greece, as the prize of Nestor's wisdom gave:) A table first with azure feet she...
Page 638 - To roast some beef, to carve a joint with neatness. To boil up sauces, and to blow the fire, Is anybody's task; he who does this Is but a seasoner and broth-maker ; A cook is quite another thing. His mind Must comprehend all facts and circumstances : Where is the place, and what the time of supper ; Who are the guests, and who the entertainer ; What fish he ought to buy, and where to buy it' Quoted by Athenceus from Dionysius, a comic poet.
Page 789 - That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high.
Page 736 - And costly furs, and carpets stiff with gold, (The presents of the silver-footed dame.) From thence he took a bowl of antique frame, Which never man had stain'd with ruddy wine, Nor raised in offerings to the powers divine, But Peleus' son, and Peleus' son to none Had raised in offerings, but to Jove alone.
Page 568 - ... swallow does not reject. Are we to go or are we to get something? If you give something, well, but if not we will not go away. Either we will carry off the door or the lintel or your wife who sits within; she is small and we shall easily carry her off. And if you bring anything, bring something big. Open the door to the swallow; for we are not old men but boys.
Page 787 - A massy weight, yet heaved with ease by him, When the brisk nectar overlook'd the brim. Temper'd in this, the nymph of form divine Pours a large portion of the Pramnian wine ; With goat's-milk cheese a flavorous taste bestows, And last with flour the smiling surface strows. This for the wounded prince the dame prepares ; The cordial beverage reverend Nestor shares: Salubrious draughts the warrior's thirst allay, And pleasing conference beguiles the day.
Page 494 - ... pleasures, and styled the inventor of made dishes, being the most renowned. Fish was a principal article of food with all classes of Greeks ; but with the wealthier, much skill and delicacy were used in cooking it, and choice and expensive sorts were sought after. Archestratus •writes of 'a boiled torpedo done in oil and wine, and fragrant herbs, and some thin grated cheese.

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