Athenaeus, The Learned Banqueters

LCL 345: 256-257

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καὶ ἐν Κύδωνι·

καὶ μετὰ δεῖπνον κόκκος < . . . > ἐρέβινθος, < . . . > κύαμος, χόνδρος, τυρός, μέλι, σησαμίδες, † βράχος, βρυγμός, μνοῦς †, πυραμίδες, μῆλον, κάρυον, γάλα, κανναβίδες, κόγχαι, χυλός, Διὸς ἐγκέφαλος.

Ἄλεξις Φιλίσκῳ·

ἀρτέα fτράπεζ᾿, ἀπονίψασθαι | δοτέον, προσοιστέος στέφανος, μύρον, σπονδή, λιβανωτός, ἐσχαρίς, † τραγήματα † δοτέον ἔτι, πλακοῦντος ἁπτέον.

Ἐπεὶ δὲ καὶ ὁ Κυθήριος Φιλόξενος ἐν τῷ Δείπνῳ 643δευτέρων ǁ τραπεζῶν μνημονεύων πολλὰ καὶ τῶν ἡμῖν παρακειμένων ὠνόμασεν, φέρε καὶ τούτων ἀπομνημονεύσωμεν·

τὰς δὲ δὴ πρόσθεν μολούσας < . . . > λιπαραυγεῖς πορθμίδας πολλῶν ἀγαθῶν πάλιν εἴσφερον γεμούσας, τὰς ἐφήμεροι καλέοντι νῦν τραπέζας <δευτέρας>,


Book XIV

And in Cydon (fr. 13):

And after dinner a pomegranate-seed, a chickpea, a bean, wheat-pudding, cheese, honey, sesame-cakes, [corrupt], wheat-and-honey-cakes,265 an apple, a nut, milk, hemp-seeds, shellfish, barley-water, Zeus-brain.266

Alexis in Philiscus (fr. 252):

A table needs to be brought; washing-water needs to be offered; a garland has to be fetched, and perfume, a libation, frankincense, and a brazier; tragêmata † still needs to be distributed; a cake has to be grabbed!

Alright—since Philoxenus of Cythera in his Dinner Party (PMG 836(e)) mentioned second tables and referred specifically to many of the items we were served, let me cite the following passage:

As for the glistening vessels . . . that came previously, they brought them in again, loaded with a great deal of good food; these are what mortals refer to today as second tables,

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.atheneus_grammarian-learned_banqueters.2007