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Athenaeus of Naucratis / The deipnosophists, or, Banquet of the learned of Athenæus
volume III (1854)

Book XII,   pp. 818-888


Book XIII,   pp. 888-978


Page 888

other. Accordingly, their father, when with all his exhortations 
he could not persuade his sons to think of a higher marriage, 
brings these damsels to them out of the fields, having per- 
suaded their father to give them to him, and marries them to 
his sons. And they were always called the KaXXIe7rvyot; as 
Cercidas of Megalopolis says in his lambics, in the following 
line- 
There was a pair of icaxXLwrv'yoL women 
At Syracuse. 
So they, having now become rich women, built a temple to 
Venus, calling the goddess KaXAV7rvyo%, as Archelaus also 
relates in his lambics. 
And that the luxury of madness is exceedingly great is 
very pleasantly argued by Heraclides of Pontus, in his 
treatise on Pleasure, where he says-" Thrasylaus the Aixon- 
ensian, the son of Pythodorus, was once afflicted with such 
violent madness, that he thought that all the vessels which 
came to the Piraus belonged to him. And he entered them 
in his books as such; and sent them away, and regulated 
their affairs in his mind, and when they returned to port he 
received them with great joy, as a man might be expected to 
who was master of so much wealth. And when any were 
lost, he never inquired about them, but he rejoiced in all that 
arrived safe; and so he lived with great pleasure.  But 
when his brother Crito returned from Sicily, and took him 
and put him into the hands of a doctor, and cured him of 
his madness, he himself related his madness, and said that be 
had never been happier in his life; for that he never felt 
any grief, but that the quantity of pleasure which he ex- 
perienced was something unspeakable." 
B 0 0 K XIIT. 
1. ANTIPHANES the comic writer, my friend Timocrates, 
when he was reading one of his own comedies to Alexander 
the king, and when it was plain that the king did not think 
much of it, said to him, "The fact is, 0 king, that a -man who 
is to appreciate this play, ought to have often supped at pic- 
nic feasts, and must have often borne and inflicted blows in 
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888 
TEE DEONSOSOPHISTS. 


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