Others however say, that it is not a good thing to eat figs at midday; for that at that time they are apt to engender diseases, as Pherecrates has said in his Crapatalli. And Aristophanes, in his Proagon, says—
But once seeing him when he was sick in the summer,And Eubulus says, in his Sphingocarion—
In order to be sick too himself, eat figs at midday.
No doubt it was; for I was sick, my friend,And Nicophon says, in the Sirens—
From eating lately figs one day at noon.
But if a man should eat green figs at noon,
And then go off to sleep; immediately
A galloping fever comes on him, accursed,
And falling on him brings up much black bile.