At the end of this time, the king held a week-long banquet in the garden courtyard of the royal palace for all the people, from the greatest to the least, who were present in the fortress of Susa.
White and violet linen hangings were fastened with fine white and purple linen cords to silver rods on marblea columns. Gold and silver couches [were arranged] on a mosaic pavement of red feldspar,b marble,c mother-of-pearl, and precious stones.
Beverages were served in an array of gold goblets, each with a different design. Royal wine flowed freely, according to the king's bounty
and no restraint was placed on the drinking. The king had ordered every wine steward in his household to serve as much as each person wanted.