Enter Truce, in the form of a beautiful young girl, magnificently attired.

[1390] Great gods! how charming she is! Can I do with her as I wish? where did you discover her, pray?

That Paphlagonian had kept her locked up in his house, so that you might not enjoy her. As for myself, I give her to you; [1395] take her with you into the country.

And what punishment will you inflict upon this Paphlagonian, the cause of all my troubles?

It will not be over-terrible. I condemn him to follow my old trade; posted near the gates, he must sell sausages of asses' and dogs' meat; [1400] perpetually drunk, he will exchange foul language with prostitutes and will drink nothing but the dirty water from the baths.

Well conceived! he is indeed fit to wrangle with harlots and bathmen; as for you, in return for so many blessings, I invite you [1405] to take the place at the Prytaneum which this rogue once occupied. Put on his frog-green mantle and follow me. As for the other, let them take him away; let him go sell his sausages in full view of the foreigners, whom he used formerly to insult so wantonly.

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