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We often also had put before us the dish called parastatæ which is mentioned by Epænetus in his Cookery Book, and by Semaristus in the third and fourth books of his treatise on Synonymes. And it is testicles which are called by this name. But when some meat was served up with a very fragrant sauce, and when some one said,—Give me a plate of that suffocated meat, that Dædalus of names, Ulpian, said— I myself shall be suffocated if you do not tell me where you found any mention of meat of that kind; for I will not name them so before I know. And he said, Strattis, in his Macedonians or Cinesias, has said—
Take care, and often have some suffocated meat.
And Eubulus, in his Catacollomenos, says—
And platters heap'd with quantities of meat
Suffocated in the Sicilian fashion.
And Aristophanes, in his Wasps, has said—
Some suffocated meat in a platter.
And Cratinus, in his Delian Women, says—
And therefore do you take some meat and pound it,
Having first neatly suffocated it.
And Antiphanes, in his Countryman, says—
And first of all
I bring you the much-wish'd-for barley-cake,
Which the all-genial mother Ceres gives
A joyfull gift to mortals; and besides,
Some tender limbs of suffocated goats
Set round with herbs, a young and tender meat.
B. How say you?
A. I am going through a tragedy
Of the divinest Sophocles.

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