After this conversation some dishes were set on the table, full of many kinds of boiled meat: feet, and head, and ears, and loins; and also entrails, and intestines, and tongues; as is the custom at the places which are called boiled meat shops at Alexandria. For, O Ulpian, the word ἑφθοπώλιον, a boiled meat shop, is used by Posidippus, in his Little Boy. And again, while they were inquiring who had ever [p. 157] named any of these dishes, one of the party said, Aristo- phanes mentions entrails as things which are eatable, in his Knights—
I say that you are selling tripe and paunchesAnd presently after he adds—
Which to the revenue no tithe have paid.
Why, my friend, hinder me from washing my paunches,And again he says—
And from selling my sausages? Why do you laugh at me?
But I, as soon as I have swallow'd downAnd again he says—
A bullock's paunch, and a dish of pig's tripe,
And drunk some broth, won't stay to wash my hands,
But will cut the throats of the orators, and will confuse Nicias.
But the Virgin Goddess born of the mighty FatherAnd Cratinus, in his Pluti, mentions jawbones of meat—
Gives you some boiled meat, extracted from the broth,
And a slice of paunch, and tripe, and entrails.
Fighting for a noble jawbone of beef.And Sophocles, in the Amycus, says—
And he places on the table tender jawbones.And Plato, in his Timæus, writes, “And he bound up some jawbones for them, so as to give the appearance of a whole face.” And Xenophon says, in his book on Horsemanship, “A small jawbone closely pressed.” But some call it, not σιαγὼν, but ὑαγὼν, spelling the word with a v, saying that it is derived from the word ὑς. Epicharmus also speaks of tripe, χορδαὶ as we call it, but he calls it ὄρυαι, having given one of his plays the title of Orya. And Aristophanes, in his Clouds, writes—
Let them prepare a dish of tripe, for meAnd Cratinus, in his Pytina, says—
To set before these wise philosophers.
How fine, says he, is now this slice of tripe.And Eupolis speaks of it also, in his Goats. But Alexis, either in his Leucadia or in his Runaways, says—
Then came a slice and good large help of tripe.And Antiphanes, in his Marriage, says—
Having cut out a piece of the middle of the tripe.[p. 158]