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Aristophanes, Clouds (ed. William James Hickie), line 180 (search)
Dis. To measure out the land.
Strep.What belongs to an allotment?
Dis. No, but the whole earth.
Strep. You tell me a clever notion; for the contrivance is democratic and useful.
Dis. (pointing to a map) See, here's a map of the whole earth. Do you see? This is Athens.
Strep. What say you? I don't believe you; for I do not see the Dicasts sitting.
Dis. Be assured that this is truly the Attic territory.
Strep. Why, where are my fellow-tribesmen of Cicynna?
Dis. Here they are. And Euboea here, as you see, is stretched out a long way by the side of it to a great distance.
Strep. I know that; for it was stretched by us and Pericles. But where is Lacedaemon?
Dis. Where is it? Here it is.
Strep. How near it is to us! Pay great attention to this, to remove it very far from us.
Dis. By Jupiter, it is not possible.
Strep. Then you will weep for it.
Looking up and discovering Socrates.
Come, who is this man who is in the basket?
Strep. Who's Himself?