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G. Kaibel: Athenaei Naucratitae Dipnosophistarum libri 15

Book 2

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ὅτι Ποντικῶν καλουμένων καρύων, λόπιμά τινες ὀνομάζουσι, μνημονεύει Νίκανδρος Ἑρμῶναξ δὲ καὶ Τιμαχίδας ἐν Γλώσσαις Διὸς βάλανόν φησι καλεῖσθαι τὸ Ποντικὸν κάρυον. Ἡρακλείδης δὲ Ταραντῖνος ζητεῖ πότερον προπαρατίθεσθαι δεῖ τὰ τραγήματα, καθάπερ ἔν τισι τόποις τῶν κατὰ τὴν Ἀσίαν καὶ τὴν Ἑλλάδα γίνεται οὔ, ἀλλὰ μετὰ τὸ δεῖπνον. ἐὰν μὲν οὖν μετὰ τὸ δεῖπνον, συμβαίνει πλείονος τροφῆς κειμένης ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ καὶ τοῖς ἐντέροις τὰ ἐπεισφερόμενα κάρυα, χάριν τῆς πρὸς τὸ πίνειν ὁρμῆς ἐμπλεκόμενα τοῖς σιτίοις, ἐμπνευματώσεις καὶ φθορὰς τῆς τροφῆς παρασκευάζειν διὰ τὸ παρακολουθοῦν αὐτοῖς ἐπιπολαστικὸν φύσει καὶ δυσκατέργαστον· ἐξ ὧν ἀπεψίαι γίνονται καὶ κοιλίας καταφοραί.

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