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There is, too, the tænia; and this is mentioned by Epicharmus:—
The most belovèd tænia, which are thin,
But highly flavour'd, and need little fire.
And Mithæcus, in his Cookery Book, says—“Having taken out the entrails of the tænia, and cut off its head, and washed it, and having cut it into slices, sprinkle over it cheese and oil.” But this fish is found in the greatest number and in the finest condition off Canopus, which is near Alexandria; and also off Seleucia, which is close to Antioch. But when Eupolis, in his Prospaltii, says—
His mother was a Thracian woman,
A seller of tænie;
he then means by the word ταινία, not the fish, but those pieces of woven work and girdles with which women bind their waists.

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