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Aristophanes, Acharnians (ed. Anonymous), line 496 (search)
izens of good stamp, but strangers, have accused the Megarians of introducing their produce fraudulently, and not a cucumber, a leveret, a suck[l]ing pig, a clove of garlic, a lump of salt was seen without its being said, Halloa! these come from Megara, and their being instantly confiscated. Thus far the evil was not serious and we were the only sufferers. But now some young drunkards go to Megara and carry off the courtesan Simaetha; the Megarians, hurt to the quick, run off in turn with twoMegara and carry off the courtesan Simaetha; the Megarians, hurt to the quick, run off in turn with two harlots of the house of Aspasia; and so for three gay women Greece is set ablaze. Then Pericles, aflame with ire on his Olympian height, let loose the lightning, caused the thunder to roll, upset Greece and passed an edict, which ran like the song, That the Megarians be banished both from our land and from our markets and from the sea and from the continent.A song by Timocreon the Rhodian, the words of which were practically identical with Pericles' decree. Meanwhile the Megarians, who were be
Aristophanes, Acharnians (ed. Anonymous), line 750 (search)
are you? a Megarian? MEGARIAN I have come to your market. DICAEOPOLIS Well, how are things at Megara?Megara was allied to Sparta and suffered during the war more than any other city because of its Megara was allied to Sparta and suffered during the war more than any other city because of its proximity to Athens. MEGARIAN We are crying with hunger at our firesides. DICAEOPOLIS The fireside is jolly enough with a piper. But what else is doing at Megara, eh? MEGARIAN What else? When I Megara, eh? MEGARIAN What else? When I left for the market, the authorities were taking steps to let us die in the quickest manner. DICAEOPOLIS That is the best way to get you out of all your troubles. MEGARIAN True. DICAEOPOLIS What other news of Megara? What is wheat selling at? MEGARIAN With us it is valued as highly as the very gods in heaven! DICAEOPOLIS Is it salt that you are bringing? MEGARIAN Are you not holding back thman's organs of generation. DICAEOPOLIS You say a sow! Of what country, then? MEGARIAN From Megara. What! is it not a sow then? DICAEOPOLIS No, I don't believe it is. MEGARIAN This is too much
Aristophanes, Acharnians (ed. Anonymous), line 799 (search)
GARIAN Yes, certainly, bar this one that I took from them. DICAEOPOLIS Ah! what funny creatures! For what sum will you sell them? MEGARIAN I will give you one for a bunch of garlic, and the other, if you like, for a quart measure of salt. DICAEOPOLIS I buy them of you. Wait for me here. MEGARIAN The deal is done. Hermes, god of good traders, grant I may sell both my wife and my mother in the same way! AN INFORMER Hi! fellow, what countryman are you? MEGARIAN I am a pig-merchant from Megara. INFORMER I shall denounce both your pigs and yourself as public enemies. MEGARIAN Ah! here our troubles begin afresh! INFORMER Let go that sack. I will punish your Megarian lingo!The Megarians used the Doric dialect. MEGARIAN Dicaeopolis, Dicaeopolis, they want to denounce me. DICAEOPOLIS Who dares do this thing? Inspectors, drive out the informers. Ah! you offer to enlighten us without a lamp!A play upon [a] word which both means to light and to denounce. INFORMER What! I may not