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Athenaeus of Naucratis / Volume I: Books I-VII

Book I: epitome,   pp. [unnumbered]-57

Book II: epitome,   pp. 57-121

Page 57

C. 1.                      WINE. 
For the ancients used to call cabbage pacavoc. And so 
Apollodorus of Carystus expressly says- 
We call it 1cpcavos, and strangers icpci43i; 
But sure to women they must both the same be. 
And Anaxandrides says- 
If you butter and cabbage eat, 
All distempers you will beat, 
Driving off all headaches horrid, 
And clouds which hover round your forehead. 
And Nicochares says- 
Instead of cabbage, acorns boil to-morrow, 
Which equally rid you of all your sorrow. 
And Amphis tells us- 
When one's been drunk, the best relief I know 
Is stern misfortune's unexpected blow; 
For that at once all languor will dispel, 
As surn as cabbage. 
And Theophrastus also speaks of the effect which the cabbage 
produces, saying that the vine as long as it lives always turns 
away from the smell of cabbage. 
1. THE conversation which you reported to me did not allow 
me to give up a considerable portion of the day to sleep, as 
it was of a very varied nature. 
Nicander of Colophon says that wine, olvos, has its name 
from (Eneus 
(E neus pour'd the juice divine 
In hollow cups, and call'd it wine. 
And Melanippides of Melos says- 
'Twas CEneus, master, gave his name to wine. 
But Hecatoeus of Miletus says, that the vine was discovered 
in iEtolia; and adds, " Orestheus, the son of Deucalion, came 
to AEtolia to endeavour to obtain the kingdom; and while 
he was there, a bitch which he had brought forth a stalk: 
and he ordered it to be buried in the ground, and from   it 

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