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παρὰ σοί: in your house. Cf. Lat. apud, Ger. bei, Fr. chez.νὴ Δία: the affirmative formula here is perplexing; of the various explanations offered, that suggested by Kühner's paraphrase seems most reasonable, viz. “Aye, truly, it is a shame that we should live in such poverty; for I have to support gentlewomen, whose standard of living is, and ought to be, different from that of slaves.”

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