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But that the nestes are a kind of cestreus, Archippus tells us, in his Hercules Marrying:—
Nestes cestres, cephali.
And Antiphanes, in his Lampon, says—
But all the other soldiers which you have
Are hungry (νήστεις) cestres.
And Alexis, in his Phrygian, says—
So I a nestis cestreus now run home.
Ameipsias says, in his Men playing at the Cottabus—
A. And I will seek the forum, there to find
Some one to take my work.
B. I wish you would,
You would all have less time to follow me,
Like any hungry (νῆστις) cestreus.
And Euphron says, in his Ugly Woman—
Midas then is a cestreus-see, he walks
Along the city fasting (νῆστις).
[p. 483] And Philemon says, in his Men dying together—
I bought me now a nestis cestreus roasted
Of no great size.
Aristophanes, in his Gerytades, says—
Is there within a colony of man cestres?
For that they all are νήστιδες you know.
Anaxandrides says, in his Ulysses—
He usually goes supperless about,
Like a cestrinus nestis.
And Eubulus, in his Nausicaa, says—
Who has been drown'd 'tis now four days ago,
Leading the life of a sad nestis cestreus.

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