We then, my good friend, have gone along with you in these inquiries. But we have a right to expect an answer from you, in what author the word παροψὶς is used for a vessel. For when speaking of some victuals of various sorts, which were carefully dressed, and of some other things of this sort, I am aware that Plato, in his Festivals, has used the following expressions—
Whence barley-cakes might be got, and παροψίδες.And again, in his Europa, speaking at considerable length of some exquisite dish, he has used the following expressions among others—
A. The woman is asleep;And in the passage immediately following, he uses the word παροψὶς, as if it were equivalent to παροψώνημα, a delicacy; and in his Phaon he says—
B. I am aware
That she is doing nothing.
A. The παροψίδες
Are all awake; and there is not a thing
More calculated to give pleasure always.
B. But where are these παροψίδες, I pray you?
Other men's things are like παροψίδες,
They please a short time, and are quickly spent.
And Aristophanes, in his Dædalus, says—
All women have one set of principles,
And have a lover, like a παροψὶς, ready.