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T. Maccius Plautus, Asinaria, or The Ass-Dealer (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 1, scene 1 (search)
the discharge of his duties.; devise some plan or other, think of some expedient: bring it about that my son this day gets some money to give his mistress. LIBANUS What say you, Dem├Žnetus * * * * * if the foe should intercept me, will you ransom me? DEMAENETUS I will ransom you. LIBANUS Then do you attend to something else, whatever you please. DEMAENETUS I'm off to the Forum, unless you wish for anything. LIBANUS Be of--why are you not walkingWhy are you not walking: "Etiamne ambulas." Thornton, quoting from Limiers, says, in reference to this passage, "This is a banter of the slave's, who is rallying his master on the pain he is in, in walking supported by his crutch-stick. There is a distinction made between 'ire,' which, the grammarians tell us, is used to express walking fast, and 'ambulare,' 'to walk slowly,' or 'step by step.'"? DEMAENETUS And do you hear, too----? LIBANUS Well now. DEMAENETUS If I want you for anything, where will you be? LIBANUS Wherever it shall be agrea