When he says, men have adjourned the investigation into all such matters, he uses the word ἀνατιθέμενος instead of ἀναβαλλόμενος. The word ἄνηστις is used in the same sense as νῆστις, i.e. fasting (just as we find στάχυς and ἄσταχυς) by Cratinus, when he says—
For you are not the first who's come to supperAnd the word ὀξύπεινος is used by Diphilus for hungry— [p. 77]
After a lengthened fast,
I'm glad when those who set them up as wise,And Antiphanes says—
Are naked seen and hungry.
A. At all events he's one complaint,And Eubulus says—
For he is hungry ever.
B. The keen Thessalian race you paint,
Who can be sated never.
Then Zethus was advised to seek the plain,
The holy plain of Thebes; for there men sell
The cheapest loaves and cakes.
Again advice came to the great Amphion,
The sweet musician, pointing out to him
The famous Athens for his resting-place,
Whose sons at hunger ne'er repine, but feed
On air and sweetest hopes.