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Aeschylus
Of what crimes is he not guilty?
Didn't he show pimps,
women giving birth in temples,
sleeping with their brothers,
claiming that life is not life?
And then our state
is filled with these bureaucrats
and oafish democratic apes
always cheating the people,
and there's no one able to carry the torch
any more because of lack of training.

Dionysus
No sir, not any more! So that I laughed
myself dry at the Panathenaic games, when
some slow guy ran, hunched over,
pale, drunk, left behind
and doing miserably. And then the folks of the Ceramicus
at the gates hit his
stomach, ribs, sides, butt,
and he, getting whacked with their hands,
broke wind,
blew out the torch and ran away.

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