I find also, in the comic poets, mention made of a kind of garland called κυλιστὸς,, and I find that Archippus mentions it in his Rhinon, in these lines—
He went away unhurt to his own house,And Alexis, in his Agonis, or The Colt, says—
Having laid aside his cloak, but having on
His ἐκκύλιστος garland.
This third man has a κυλιστὸς garlandand in his Sciron he says—
Of fig-leaves; but while living he delighted
In similar ornaments:
Like a κυλιστὸς garland in suspense.[p. 1084] Antiphanes also mentions it in his Man in Love with Himself. And Eubulus, in his Œnomaus, or Pelops, saying—
Brought into circular shape,What, then, is this κυλιστός? For I am aware that Nicander of Thyatira, in his Attic Nouns, speaks as follows,— “'᾿εκκυλίσιοι στέφανοι, and especially those made of roses.” And now I ask what species of garland this was, O Cynulcus; and do not tell me that I am to understand the word as meaning merely large. For you are a man who are fond of not only picking things little known out of books, but of even digging out such matters; like the philosophers in the Joint Deceiver of Baton the comic poet; men whom Sophocles also mentions in his Fellow Feasters, and who resemble you,—
Like a κυλιστὸς garland.
You should not wear a beard thus well perfumed,Since, then, you are sated not only with the heads of glaucus, but also with that ever-green herb, which that Anthedonian Deity1 ate, and became immortal, give us an answer now about the subject of discussion, that we may not think that when you are dead, you will be metamorphosed, as the divine Plato has described in his treatise on the Soul. For he says that those who are addicted to gluttony, and insolence, and drunkenness, and who are restrained by no modesty, may naturally become transformed into the race of asses, and similar animals.
And 'tis a shame for you, of such high birth,
To be reproached as the son of your belly,
When you might rather be call'd your father's son.