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σι_τ-ίον , τό, mostly in pl. σιτία (sg. in Hp.Acut.Sp.44, de Arte 10, VM6, Pl.R.338d, Phdr.241c, and later Prose, as Archig. ap. Orib.8.1.15, Pythagorei ap.Plu.2.12f, Porph. Abst.1.27); only used in Prose and Comedy:
I. grain, corn, ἤλουν ὄρθριαι τὰ ς. Pherecr.10.
2. generally, victuals, provisions for men, opp. χόρτος (fodder for cattle), Id.1.94,188, etc.; σιτί᾽ ἡμερῶν τριῶν three days' provision, of soldiers, Ar.Ach.197, Pax 312, cf. Th.1.48, 3.1; ς. καὶ ποτά food and drink, Pl.Grg.490b: so in sg., X.An.1.10.18, etc.; “ἐν τοῖς ς. τε καὶ ὄψοιςPl.Prt.334c; opp. ῥύφημα, Hp.Acut.13.
3. τἀν Πρυτανείῳ ς. public maintenance in the Prytaneum, Ar.Eq.709.
4. rarely, food for dogs, X.Cyn.7.11.
III. faces, Ar.Ec.355.
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    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 355
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 709
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 312
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.36
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    • Plato, Republic, 338d
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 241c
    • Plato, Gorgias, 490b
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    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.10.18
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 7.11
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 197
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.48
    • Hippocrates, De diaeta in morbis acutis, 13
    • Hippocrates, De prisca medicina, 6
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