previous next

First Semi-Chorus
Oh, Muse! drive the war far from our city [775] and come to preside over our dances, if you love me; come and celebrate the nuptials of the gods, the banquets of us mortals [780] and the festivals of the fortunate; these are the themes that inspire thy most poetic songs. And should Carcinus come to beg thee for admission with his sons to thy chorus, [785] refuse all traffic with them; remember they are but gelded birds, stork-necked dancers, [790] mannikins about as tall as a goat's turd, in fact machine-made poets. Contrary to all expectation, the father [795] has at last managed to finish a piece, but he admits that a cat strangled it one fine evening.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide References (3 total)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: