and Potua attend to eating and drinking. O rare and admirable interpretation of the divine powers! would gods not have names  if brides did not besmear their husbands' door-posts with greasy ointment; were it not that husbands, when now eagerly drawing near, unbind the maiden-girdle; if men did not eat and drink? Moreover, not satisfied to have subjected and involved the gods in cares so unseemly, you also ascribe to them dispositions fierce, cruel, savage, ever rejoicing in the ills and destruction of mankind.
 The ms. reads Vita.  [i.e., these names are derived from their offices to men. Have they no names apart from these services?]
 [i.e., these names are derived from their offices to men. Have they no names apart from these services?]