It feeds, in fact, if we may judge from its egesta, upon the slime or moistened clay with which its hole is lined.
The weight of a working full-grown horse does not vary from day to day, as the weight of its egesta is equal to that of its food.
Many patients are averse to food, and where little is taken in, the egesta must be inconsiderable.
If Nicias was prepared for the news from Egesta, his two colleagues were taken completely by surprise.
But they were especially incited by envoys from Egesta, who had come to Athens and invoked their aid more urgently than ever.
On their return to Athens these men reported that Egesta was possessed of fabulous riches.