The Acharnians of Aristophanes

The Acharnians of Aristophanes

by Aristophanes
     
 

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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ISBN-13:
9781314056839
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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THE ACHARNIANS ARISTOPHANES. SceneThe Pnyx at Athens. Diceopolis, alone. Die. There really is no end to my vexations ! My pleasures are too scanty for my patience ! I've only had some four that I could swear to, While plagued with all the ills that flesh is heir to. When had I, now, a pure poetic pleasure ? Ah, yes, I know what charmed me beyond measure; To see base Cleon, by that lawsuit shaken, Disgorging the five talents he had taken. That made me radiant! The Knights be blest! They fined the sinner, and the land had rest But then I've had a tragical disaster ! When I sat yawning, waiting for the Master, f And the man bellowed out, " Lead on the chorus, This is a parody on a verse of Euripides " So may he perish, and the land have rest." t Dicaeopolis was sitting in the theatre, expecting to hear a drama of /F.schylus, when a play of Theognis was announced instead. The chilling effect of this poet's productions was so intense, that Aristophanes attributes Theognis !" Fancy what a shock passed o'er us ! Yet how Dexitheiis pleased me, who just now Sang the Breotian, and bore off the cow! But I'd this year a paralytic seizure When slouching Chaeris played the stately measure ! Then never since my mother washed me first, Was the dust, smarting in my eyes, so curst As now, when the Assembly's due this minute, And there's the Pnyx without a creature in it! They're chattering in the Market-Place, and flying In all directions from the scarlet dyeing, f The very Prytanies aren't here;they'll rush in At the eleventh hour. Pushing and crushing To get at the best seats, like streams they roll on ! For peace they never care. O town of Solon ! I'm always very first on these occasions, Andtake my seat alone, and try my patience; And gr...

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