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[844d] and if convicted he shall pay to the injured party double the damage, for refusing to obey the magistrates. As concerns the fruit-harvest, the rule of sharing for all shall be this—this goddess has bestowed on us two gifts, one the plaything of Dionysus which goes unstored, the other produced by nature for putting in store.1 So let this law be enacted concerning the fruit-harvest:—whosoever shall taste of the coarse crop of grapes or figs before the season of vintage,

1 i.e. (1) choice (or “dessert”) fruit, for immediate use, and (2) coarse fruit, of poorer quality, for storing in bulk or making into wine.

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