DICAEOPOLIS: Is this not sufficient to drive a man to hang himself? Here I stand chilled to the bone, whilst the doors of the Prytaneum fly wide open to lodge such rascals. But I will do something great and bold. Where is Amphitheus? Come and speak with me.
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Page 75 - in some way.' Otherwise we have Ó TI т£ тратп? aoiiarl ф1\оу, ' even of the Lacedaemonian himself say whatever suits your humour ' (Green). 343. Sirws Ц1)...4-укавт)утси — ¿drus (¿и}) with the future is common in Aristophanes, eg 955. Here with a present indicative it expresses a suspicion and apprehension concerning a present ground of fear, ' I am afraid they now have stones hidden somewhere in their cloaks ' ; see Goodwin § 282. tyKC"''nvTal — lurking in ambush, as...
Page 59 - on either side of the bows was a hawse hole which figured as the eye (6фва\/1.&!) of the vessel' (Diet. Ant. navis), and this may be meant. 95. irpos TWV flcav — 'tell me, in heaven's name,' must here be connected with a question, for the phrase is not an affirmation.
Page 65 - Dicaeopolis does not leave the stage but the scene behind him changes to an open space in the country with a house on each side, one for Dicaeopolis (line 202) the other for Euripides, line 368. The house which serves first as the dwelling of Euripides may do duty for that of Lamachus afterwards.
Page 87 - The mountains near Megara afforded abundant pasturage of sheep. Wool was therefore cheap. The cloaks were of a common kind, the same as those mentioned Рас. юог, 5<ш\о!оч y\avu¡Kiolwv /wcpâv, among the goods which peace would allow to be imported
Page 119 - what Lamachus is he that wants the eel?' The article with iroîos ' denotes that the enquiry is made about the property of an object named or otherwise indicated ' (Madv. 1 1 R. 5) : so та Trota
Page 63 - ... фратр1а as a newly-created citizen. This was an exceptional privilege in the case of a foreigner; see Diet. Ant. Aristophanes suggests that, like a greedy boy, he thought more of the sausages than the ceremony. 147.
Page 63 - ... a tragic word not found in Attic prose. Dr Rutherford says, 'there is a ludicrous point in the boy who has just been initiated at the great Ionic festival of the 'Ататобрш, and gorged with the sausages that symbolised Athenian citizenship, addressing his father in Ionic heroics and calling upon him ßmjeuv ту театру.