In reply to this Ulpian said with a cheerful laugh,— But do not bark at me, my friend, and do not be savage with me, putting on a sort of hydrophobia, especially now that this is the season of the dog-days. You ought rather to fawn upon and be gentle towards your messmates, lest we should institute a festival for dog killing, in the place of that one which is celebrated by the Argives. For, my most sagacious gentleman, χορτάζομαι is used by Cratinus in his Ulysseses in this way:—
You were all day glutting yourselves with white milk.And Menander, in his Trophonius, uses the word χορτασθεὶς in the same sense. And Aristophanes says in his Gerytades—
Obey us now, and glut us with your melodies.And Sophocles in his Tyro has—
And we received him with all things which satisfy (πάγχοοτα).And Eubulus in his Dolon—
I, O men, have now been well-satisfied (κεχόρτασμαι),And Sophilus says in his Phylarchus—
And I am quite well filled; so that I could
[p. 167] With all my energy but just contrive
To fasten on my sandals.
There will be an abundant deal of eating.And Amphis says in his Uranus—
I see the prelude to it;-I shall surely be
Most fully satisfied; indeed, my men,
I swear by Bacchus I feel proud already.
Sating herself till eve with every dainty.Now these statements, O Cynulcus, I am able to produce without any preparation; but to-morrow, or the day after, for that (ἔνη) is the name which Hesiod gave to the third day, I will satiate you with blows, if you do not tell me in whose works the word κοιλιοδαίμων, Belly-god, is to be found. And as he made no answer,—-But, indeed, I myself will tell you this, O Cynic, that Eupolis called flatterers this, in his play of the same name. But I will postpone any proof of this statement until I have paid you the blows I owe you.