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G. Kaibel: Athenaei Naucratitae Dipnosophistarum libri 15

Book 5

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καὶ πρὸ τοῦ θοινᾶσθαι δὲ δεῖ ποιεῖν ἡμᾶς διδάσκει πάλιν Ὅμηρος, ἀπαρχὰς τῶν βρωμάτων νέμειν τοῖς θεοῖς. οἱ γοῦν περὶ τὸν Ὀδυσσέα καίπερ ὄντες ἐν τῷ τοῦ Κύκλωπος σπηλαίῳ· ἔνθα δὲ πῦρ κείαντες ἐθύσαμεν ἠδὲ καὶ αὐτοὶ τυρῶν αἰνύμενοι φάγομεν. καὶ Ἀχιλλεὺς καίπερ ἐπειγομένων τῶν πρέσβεων ὡς ἐν μέσαις νυξὶν ἡκόντων ὅμως· θεοῖσι δὲ θῦσαι ἀνώγει Πάτροκλον ὃν ἑταῖρον· δʼ ἐν πυρὶ βάλλε θυηλάς. καὶ σπονδοποιεῖταί γε τοὺς δαιτυμόνας· κοῦροι μὲν κρητῆρας ἐπεστέψαντο ποτοῖο, νώμησαν δʼ ἄρα πᾶσιν ἐπαρξάμενοι δεπάεσσιν. αὐτὰρ ἐπεὶ σπεῖσάν τʼ. ἅπερ καὶ Πλάτων φυλάσσει κατὰ τὸ συμπόσιον. μετὰ γὰρ τὸ δειπνῆσαι σπονδάς τέ φησιν ποιῆσαι καὶ τὸν θεὸν παιωνίσαντας τοῖς νομιζομένοις γέρασι ... παραπλησίως δὲ καὶ Ξενοφῶν. παρὰ δʼ Ἐπικούρῳ οὐ σπονδή, οὐκ ἀπαρχὴ θεοῖς, ἀλλʼ ὥσπερ Σιμωνίδης ἔφη περὶ τῆς ἀκόσμου γυναικός, ἄθυστα δʼ ἱρὰ πολλάκις κατεσθίει ....

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