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What is this? By Heracles, you will smash my pot.1

It is you that we are stoning, you miserable scoundrel.

And for what sin, Acharnian Elders, tell me that!

You ask that, you impudent rascal, traitor to your country; you alone amongst us all have concluded a truce, and you dare to look us in the face!

But you do not know WHY I have treated for peace. Listen!

Listen to you? No, no, you are about to die, we will annihilate you with our stones.

But first of all, listen. Stop, my friends.

I will hear nothing; do not address me; I hate you more than I do Cleon,2 whom one day I shall flay to make sandals for the Knights.

1 At the rural Dionysia a pot of kitchen vegetables was borne in the procession along with other emblems.

2 Cleon the Demagogue was a currier originally by trade. He was the sworn foe and particular detestation of the Knights or aristocratic party generally.

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