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[112] τοὶ δὲδατεῦντο. Cp. “δοιὼ θεράποντε δαήμονε δαιτ ροσυνάων Od.16. 253.πρότιθεν, ‘set tables in front of the seats,’ cp. Od.10. 354προπάροιθε θρόνων ἐτίταινε τραπέζας”. This is equivalent to the expression used by Tacitus (Germ. 22)separatae singulis sedes et sua cuique mensa.” That this was not the universal practice appears from Od.17. 93 foll., where two sit at one table; or Il.9. 216, where one table serves for all the guests.

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