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[p. 122] But when Nicander speaks of “roots,” he means the things which are called by the Alexandrians colocasia; as he says elsewhere—
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.
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