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ATHENAEUS
Greek (Egyptian-born) litterateur and antiquarian
(fl. c. 250)

Every investigation which is guided by principles of nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.
      - bk. VII, ch. 2 [Cookery]

They live that they may eat, but he himself [Socrates] eats that he may live.
      - IV, 15 [Life]

I have heard a greater storm in a boiling pot.
      - Deipnosophistoe (VIII, 19),
        Dorian, a flutist, ridiculing Timotheos, a zither player, who imitated a storm at sea
        [Storms]

On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a wine cooler, and said that it was sixteen years old. "It is very small for its age," said Gnathaena.
      - Deipnosophists (XIII, 46) [Age]


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