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P. Terentius Afer (Terence), Andria: The Fair Andrian (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 1, scene 3 (search)
g the Greeks of laying new-born children on the ground, upon which the father, or other person who undertook the care of the child, lifted it from the ground, " tollebat." In case no one took charge of the child, it was exposed, which was very frequently done in the case of female children. Plato was the first to inveigh against this barbarous practice. It is frequently alluded to in the Plays of Plautus. and they are now contriving among themselves a certain scheme, that she is a citizen of Attica. There was formerly a certain old man of this place, a merchant; he was shipwrecked off the Isle of Andros; he died. They say that there, the father of Chrysis, on that occasion, sheltered this girl, thrown on shore, an orphan, a little child. What nonsense! To myself at least it isn't very probable; the fiction pleases them, however. But Mysis is coming out of the house. Now I'll betake myself hence to the Forum,Hence to the Forum: Colman has the following remark: "The Forum is frequently s
P. Terentius Afer (Terence), Andria: The Fair Andrian (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 4, scene 4 (search)
, if he sees the child laid before the door, will not give his daughter; i'faith, he'll give her all the sooner. CHREMES apart. I'faith, he'll not do so. DAVUS aloud. Now therefore, that you may be quite aware, if you don't take up the child, I'll roll it forthwith into the middle of the road; and yourself in the same place I'll roll over into the mud. MYSIS Upon my word, man, you are not sober. DAVUS aloud. One scheme brings on another. I now hear it whispered about that she is a citizen of Attica---- CHREMES apart. Ha! DAVUS aloud. And that, constrained by the laws, Constrained by the laws: He alludes to a law at Athens which compelled a man who had debauched a free-born woman to marry her. This is said by Davus with the view of frightening Chremes from the match. he will have to take her as his wife. MYSIS Well now, pray, is she not a citizen? CHREMES apart. I had almost fallen unawares into a comical misfortune. Comes forward. DAVUS Who's that, speaking? Pretending to look about. O
P. Terentius Afer (Terence), Andria: The Fair Andrian (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 2 (search)
ll let you now hear from me a disgraceful piece of business. An old man, I don't know who he is, has just now come here; look you, he is a confident and shrewd person; when you look at his appearance, he seems to be a person of some consequence. There is a grave sternness in his features, and something commanding in his words. SIMO What news are you bringing, I wonder? DAVUS Why nothing but what I heard him mention. SIMO What does he say then? DAVUS That he knows Glycerium to be a citizen of Attica. SIMO going to his door. Ho there! Dromo, Dromo! Enter DROMO hastily from the house. DROMO What is it? SIMO Dromo! DAVUS Hear me. SIMO If you add a word----Dromo! DAVUS Hear me, pray. DROMO to SIMO. What do you want? SIMO pointing to DAVUS. Carry him off on your shoulders in-doors as fast as possible. DROMO Whom? SIMO Davus. DAVUS For what reason? SIMO Because I choose. To. DROMO. Carry him off, I say. DAVUS What have I done? SIMO Carry him off. DAVUS If you find that I have told a lie in a
P. Terentius Afer (Terence), Andria: The Fair Andrian (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 4 (search)
lf? Can you not endure your troubles with a patient mind? For as to what I say, whether it is true or false what I have heard, can soon be known. A certain man of Attica, a long time ago, A long time ago: The story begins with "Olim," just in the same way that with us nursery tales commence with "There was, a long time ago." his s is he to be interrupting me in this way? CHREMES Do you proceed. CRITO He who received him was a relation of mine. There I heard from him that he was a native of Attica. He died there. CHREMES His name? CRITO The name, in such a hurry! PAMPHILUS Phania. CHREMES starting. Hah! I shall die! CRI. I'faith, I really think it was Phania; this I know for certain, he said that he was a citizen of Rhamnus. A citizen of Rhamnus: Rhamnus was a maritime town of Attica, near which many of the more wealthy Athenians had country-seats. It was famous for the Temple of Nemesis there, the Goddess of Vengeance, who was thence called "Rhamnusia." In this Temple was her statu