Then there is the sparus. Icesius says that this is a more juicy fish than the sprat, and more nutritious than most other fish. And Epicharmus says, in his Hebe's Wedding,—
Neptune then arives himselfAnd Numenius says, in his treatise on Fishing,—
Laden with most beauteous nets
In the boats of fair Phœnicia,
Then we all do spari catch,
And scari too, that sacred fish,
Whose very dung may not be thrown away.
The sparus or the hycas fond of company.And Dorion mentions this fish, in his treatise on Fishes.