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But concerning the ἐπάϊκλα, Persæus, in his treatise on the Lacedæmonian Constitution, writes as follows:—“And immediately he levies on the rich men a tax of money to provide the ἐπάϊκλα; and this word means the sweetmeats which come on after supper. But he enjoins the poor to bring a reed, or a straw, or a leaf of the bay-tree, in order that they may be able to eat the ἐπάϊκλα after supper. For it consists of meal steeped in oil; and this is wholly like the arrangement of some small state. For in these ἐπάϊκλα they attend to all such points as these: who ought to sit down first, or second, or who ought to sit down on a small couch; and so on.” And Dioscorides gives the same account. But concerning the words καμματίδες and κάμματα Nicocles writes as follows:—“But the Ephor, having heard the cause, pronounces an acquittal or a condemnation. And he who has gained the cause is slightly taxed to provide some κάμματα or καμματίδες. Now the κάμματα are cakes; but the καμματίδες are what they wrap them in in order to eat them.”

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