Aristophanes Clouds

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American Book Company, 1915 - Athens (Greece) - 352 pages
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Page 85 - Of all the days that's in the week I dearly love but one day — And that's the day that comes betwixt A Saturday and Monday...
Page 97 - I taught them all these knowing ways By chopping logic in my plays, And making all my speakers try To reason out the How and Why. So now the people trace the springs, The sources and the roots of things, And manage all their households too Far better than they used to do, Scanning and searching What's amiss? And, Why was that? And, How is this?
Page 44 - On entering the choir, they danced and sang licentious songs. The deacons and sub-deacons ate black puddings and sausages on the altar while the priest was celebrating; others played at cards or dice under his eyes; and others threw bits of old leather into the censer in order to raise a disagreeable smell.
Page 44 - After the mass was ended, the people broke out into all sorts of riotous behaviour in the church, leaping, dancing, and exhibiting themselves in indecent postures, and some went so far as to strip themselves naked, and in this condition they were drawn through the streets with tubs full of ordure and filth, which they threw about at the mob.
Page 237 - Platon, xsгr' аpOpа r, zifjx£v, et nous arriverons ainsi à une conclusion toute différente : c'est qu'en réalité il ya à la fois une certaine liberté dans les cadres eux-mêmes et un certain ordre dans la façon dont ils se succèdent. En d'autres termes, la comédie grecque est faite d'une succession régulière de cadres souples et non d'une succession incohérente de cadres rigides.
Page 180 - Observandum erit etiam, ut recta sit faciès dicentis, ne labra distorqueantur, ne immodicus hiatus rictum discindat.
Page 17 - Nothing can be so glorious as the life of one of them while it does live. The one century of Athenian greatness, from the expulsion of the Tyrants to the defeat of Aigospotamos, is worth millenniums of the life of Egypt or Assyria.
Page 189 - TvX»; a cushion. 988 f. а.1г-а-ухео-в<и : to dioke, ie with rage. — opxtt<r6ai : at the Panathenaic festival young men danced the famous Pyrrhic war dance, naked and armed only with helmet and shield. But the youth who had always been " coddled " in cloaks found his shield more useful to keep his abdomen warm than to brandish in warrior-fashion.
Page 240 - Erbschaft hinterlassen, an dem es schliesslich zu gründe gegangen ist. Aber er war, wie wir heute sagen würden, ein grosser Parlamentarier. Wie kein zweiter seiner Zeitgenossen besass er die Gabe, die Massen durch die Macht seiner Rede zu lenken und mit sich fortzureissen 2 ; und er hatte ein sehr feines Gefühl für das, was die öffentliche Meinung verlangte.

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