Eiresione for us brings figs and bread of the richest,Some writers, however, say that these rites are in memory of the Heracleidae,1 who were maintained in this manner by the Athenians; but most put the matter as I have done.
brings us honey in pots and oil to rub off from the body,
Strong wine too in a beaker, that one may go to bed mellow.
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1 On the death of Heracles, his children, to escape the wrath of the tyrant Eurystheus, came as suppliants to Athens, bearing branches in their hands. See the Heracleidae of Euripides.
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