And I think it right that you should inquire, before we begin to make a catalogue of the cups of which this sideboard (κυλικεῖον) is full,—(for that name is given to the cupboard where the cups are kept, by Aristophanes, in his Farmers—
As a cloth is placed in front of a sideboard (κυλικεῖον);and the same word occurs also in Anaxandrides in his Melilotus; and Eubulus in his Leda says—
As if he had been offering a libation,And in his Female Singer he says—
He's broken all the goblets in the sideboard (κυλικεῖον).
And he found out the use of sideboards (κυλικεῖα) for us.And in his Semele or Bacchus he says—
Hermes the son of Maia, polish'd wellAnd the younger Cratinus, in his Chiron, says—
Upon the sideboard. . . . .
But, after many years, I now have come
Home from my enemies; and scarce have found
Relations who would own me, or companions
Of the same tribe or borough. I enroll'd
My name among a club of cup-collectors (κυλικεῖον):
Jupiter is the guardian of my doors—
Protector of my tribe. I pay my taxes.)