Passing still others he said: “To what fairer common feast1 could we ever invite each other, my men, than to this one? For now by showing ourselves brave men we may each contribute many good things for our mutual benefit.”
1 A “common feast,” ἔρανος, was a feast where all the participants contributed an equal share—a picnic. The ἔρανος might also be a society or club in which all the members contributed equally to some public cause.
Xenophon. Xenophon in Seven Volumes, 5 and 6. Walter Miller. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA; William Heinemann, Ltd., London. 1914.
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