s crowded with strangers; The Acharnians, on the contrary, was played in December. we are by ourselves at the festival of the Lenaea; the period when our allies send us their tribute
and their soldiers is not yet. Here is only the pure wheat
without chaff; as to the resident strangers settled among us, they
and the citizens are one, like the straw and the ear.
I detest the Lacedaemonians with all my heart, and may Poseidon,
the god of Taenarus,Sparta had been menaced with an earthquake in 427 B.C. Poseidon was The Earthshaker, god of earthquakes, as well as of the sea. cause an earthquake and overturn their dwellings!
My vines also have been cut. But come (there are only friends who
hear me), why accuse the Laconians of all our woes? Some men (I do not
say the city, note particularly that I do not say the city), some
wretches, lost in vices, bereft of honour, who were not even
citizens of good stamp, but strangers, have accused the Megarians of
introducing their produce fraudulentl