Then there is the staitites; and this, too, is a species of cheesecake made of wheaten-flour and honey. Epicharmus mentions it in his Hebe's Wedding; but the wheaten-flour is wetted, and then put into a frying-pan; and after that honey is sprinkled over it, and sesame, and cheese; as Iatrocles tells us. There is also the charisius. This is mentioned by Aristophanes in his Daitaleis, where he says—
But I will send them in the eveningAnd Eubulus, in his Ancylion, speaks of it as if it were plain bread:—
A charisian cheesecake.
I only just leapt out,Then there is the ἐπίδαιτρον, which is a barley-cake, made like a cheesecake, to be eaten after supper; as Philemon tells us in his treatise on Attic Names. There is also the nanus, which is a loaf made like a cheesecake, prepared with cheese and oil. There are also ψώθια, which are likewise called ψαθύρια. Pherecrates, in the Crapatalli, says—
While baking the charisius.
And in the shades below you'll get for threepenceBut Apollodorus the Athenian, and Theodorus, in his treatise [p. 1033] on the Attic Dialect, say that the crumbs which are knocked off from a loaf are called ψώφια,, which some people also call ἀττάραγοι. Then there is the ἴτριον. This is a thin cake, made of sesame and honey; and it is mentioned by Anacreon thus:—
A crapatallus, and some ψώθια.
I broke my fast, taking a little sliceAnd Aristophanes, in his Acharnians, says—
Of an ἴριον; but I drank a cask of wine.
Cheesecakes, and cakes of sesame, and ἴτρια.And Sophocles, in his Contention, says—
But I, being hungry, look back at the ἴτρια.There is mention made also of ἄμοραι. Philetas, in his Miscellanies, says that cakes of honey are called ἄμοραι; and they are made by a regular baker. There is the ταγηνίτης, too; which is a cheesecake fried in oil. Magnes, or whoever it was that wrote the comedies which are attributed to him, says in the second edition of his Bacchus—
Have you ne'er seen the fresh ταγήνιαι hissing,And Cratinus, in his Laws, says—
When you pour honey over them?
The fresh ταγηνίας, dropping morning dew.Then there is the ἔλαφος.. This is a cheesecake made on the festival of Elaphebolia, of wheat-flour, and honey, and sesame. The ναστὸς is a kind of cheesecake, having stuffing inside it.