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267e–70a, cf. Baldry, 1953). This is a world in which everything grows spontaneously, food cooks itself, and hunger is banished: Every creek‐bed ran with wine, cakes battled with bread around people’s mouths, begging them to swallow down – please! – the very whitest. Fish came home, roasted themselves, and were there ready on the table. A river of soup flowed by the couches, rolling along warm pieces of meat, channels of sauces were freely available … roast thrushes, with side‐dishes of cakes, flew into people’s throats … and the children played knucklebones with slices of sow’s womb and tastiest bits of meat.

2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Athenaeus the Encyclopedist 31 to the arrangement or indications of the actual sources that he used. In the absence of such authorial assistance one obvious answer for the frustrated reader is to compose an epitome, such as indeed was created for Athenaeus, and on which our knowledge of the first two lost books and other missing sections entirely depends. However, unlike some Latin writers Athenaeus did not write his own epitome: it was compiled centuries later by a frustrated Byzantine user, between the transcription of the Marcianus manuscript by John the Calligrapher at the start of the tenth century, and the twelfth century, when the epitome was in turn used by Eustathius.

Above), but descendants who, unlike Odysseus, alienate our sympathy because of their refusal to observe the Hesiodic injunction to work to ensure that they have enough to eat (Op. 299–313). On the other hand, in laying bare the divisions within society the Letters also reflect obliquely the basic distinction between rich and poor, which extends far beyond the absurd world of the literary parasite. The same exuberance that we have seen in comic descriptions of food here sits somewhat uncomfortably with the mockery of those whose resources and/or family connections put them outside the charmed circle.

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