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Aristophanes, Acharnians (ed. Anonymous), line 719 (search)
vided they sell their wares to me and not to Lamachus. As market-inspectors I appoint these three whips of LepreanThe leather market was held in Lepros, outside the city. leather, chosen by lot. Warned away are all informers and all men of Phasis.Mean an informer ([from the Greek] to denounce). They are bringing me the pillar on which the treaty is inscribedAccording to the Athenian custom. and I shall erect it in the centre of the market, well in sight of all. A MEGARIAN Hail! market of Athens, beloved of Megarians. Let Zeus, the patron of friendship, witness, I regretted you as a mother mourns her son. Come, poor little daughters of an unfortunate father, try to find something to eat; listen to me with the full heed of an empty belly. Which would you prefer? To be sold or to cry with hunger? DAUGHTERS To be sold, to be sold! MEGARIAN That is my opinion too. But who would make so sorry a deal as to buy you? Ah! I recall me a Megarian trick; I am going to disguise you as litt
Aristophanes, Acharnians (ed. Anonymous), line 750 (search)
DICAEOPOLIS Who 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 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 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 the salt? DICAEOPOLIS 'Tis garlic then? MEGARIAN What! garlic! do you not at every raid grub up the ground with your pikes to pull out every single head? DICAEOPOLIS What DO you bri
Aristophanes, Acharnians (ed. Anonymous), line 799 (search)
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 denounce our enemies? DICAEOPOLIS Have a care for yourself, if you don't go off pretty quick to denounce elsewhere. MEGARIAN What a plague to Athens! DICAEOPOLIS Be reassured, Megarian. Here is the price for your two swine, the garlic and the salt. Farewell and much happiness! MEGARIAN Ah! we never have that amongst us. DICAEOPOLIS Well! may the inopportune wish apply to myself. MEGARIAN Farewell, dear little sows, and seek, far from your father, to munch your bread with salt, if they give you any.
Aristophanes, Acharnians (ed. Anonymous), line 860 (search)
ifty Copaic virgins, come and complete the joy of our host. DICAEOPOLIS Oh! my well-beloved, thou object of my long regrets, thou art here at last then, thou, after whom the comic poets sigh, thou, who art dear to Morychus.He was the Lucullus of Athens. Slaves, hither with the stove and the bellows. Look at this charming eel, that returns to us after six long years of absence.This again fixes the date of the presentation of The Acharnians to 436 B.C., the sixth year of the War, since the begihe beginning of which Boeotia had been closed to the Athenians. Salute it, my children; as for myself, I will supply coal to do honour to the stranger. Take it into my house; death itself could not separate me from her, if cooked with beet leaves. fA comic poet of vile habits. He was the Lucullus of Athens. fA painter. This again fixes the date of the presentation of The Acharnians to 436 B.C., the sixth year of the War, since the beginning of which Boeotia had been closed to the Athenians.
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