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Aristophanes, Birds (ed. Eugene O'Neill, Jr.), line 903 (search)
ygia, a host of splendid dithyrambs and parthenia worthy of Simonides himself.
And when did you compose them? How long since?
Oh! 'tis long, aye, very long, that I have sung in honor of this city.
But I am only celebrating its foundation with this sacrifice; I have only just named it, as is done with little babies.
“Just as the chargers fly with the speed of the wind, so does the voice of the Muses take its flight. Oh! thou noble founder of the town of Aetna thou, whose name recalls the holy sacrifices, make us such gift as thy generous heart shall suggest.”He puts out his hand.
He will drive us silly if we do not get rid of him by some present.To the Priest's acolyte. Here! you, who have a fur as well as your tunic, take it off and give it to this clever poet. Come, take this fur; you look to me to be shivering with cold.
My Muse will gladly accept this gift; but engrave these verses of Pindar's on your mind.