It is time, friends, high time to go to the banquet - if we want to have our share of it - [1165] to go to the banquet. Open your ranks and let the Cretan rhythms regulate your dances.

That's what I am doing.

And you others, let your light steps too keep time.

[1168] Very soon we'll be eating [1170] lepadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimypotrimmatosilphiotyromelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptokephaliokinklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetragalopterygon. [1175] Come, quickly, seize hold of a plate, snatch up a cup, and let's run to secure a place at table. The rest will have their jaws at work by this time.

As they depart, dancing, with Blepyrus leading them.
[1180] Dance gaily! Iai! Iai! We shall dine! Euoi! Euai! Euai! As for a triumph! Euoi! Euoi! Euai! Euai!

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