The word μονοσιτῶν, eating once a day, occurs too in Alexis—
When you meet with a man who takes only one meal,And Plato says, “he not only was not content with one meal a-day, but sometimes he even dined twice the same day.” We know that men used to call sweetmeats νωγαλεύματα. Araros says in the Campylion—
Or a poet who music pretends not to feel;
The man half his life, the bard half his art, loses;
And sound reason to call either living refuses.
These νωγαλεύματα are very nice.And Alexis says—
In Thasian feasts his friends he meets,And Antiphanes, in the Busiris, says—
And νωγαλίζει, sweetmeats eats.
Grapes, and pomegranates, and palms,Philonides used the word ἀπόσιτος for fasting; and Crobylus has the word αὐτόσιτος, writing παράσιτον, αὐτόσιτον. Eupolis, too, used ἀναρίστητος for without breakfast Crates has the word ἀναγκόσιτος, eating by force, and Nicostratus uses ἀναγκοσιτέω.
And other νώγαλα.
There is a youth most delicately curl'd,And Alexis has the word ἀριστόδειπνον, breakfast-dinner—
Whom I do feed by force beneath the earth.
By whom the breakfast-dinner is prepared.[p. 78]