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1 i.e. banquets which began early and shortened the business day; the phrase usually suggests something of a debauch.
2 Referring to the arbiter bibendi, or rex-also called magister-convivi. The word “toast-masters” as used in the United States is the exact equivalent of the Latin. They were appointed with due ceremony even at public banquets.
3 Cf. Xen. Symp. 2. 26.
4 Noted for their simple habits.
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