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CALLIMACHUS the grammarian said that a great book was equivalent to a great evil.

With respect to Ciboria, or Egyptian beans, Nicander says in his Georgics—

You may sow the Egyptian bean, in order in summer
To make its flowers into garlands; and when the ciboria
Have fallen, then give the ripe fruit to the youths
Who are feasting with you, into their hands, as they have been a long time
Wishing for them; but roots I boil, and then place on the table at feasts.
[p. 122] But when Nicander speaks of “roots,” he means the things which are called by the Alexandrians colocasia; as he says elsewhere—
Have peel'd the beans, and cut up the colocasia.
Now there is at Sicyon a temple to the Colocasian Minerva. There is also a kind of cup called κιβώριον.1

1 This was a Latin word for a cup. Horace says—

Obliviosi levia Massici
Ciboria exple.

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