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Aristophanes, Clouds, 552-559
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Εὔπολις μὲν τὸν Μαρικᾶν πρώτιστον παρείλκυσενFirst Eupolis presented his 'Maricas'; this was simply my 'Knights,' whom this plagiarist had clumsily furbished up again by adding to the piece an old drunken woman, so that she might dance the cordax. 'Twas an old idea, taken from Phrynichus, who caused his old hag to be devoured by a monster of the deep. Then Hermippus fell foul of Hyperbolus and now all the others fall upon him and repeat my comparison of the eels. May those who find amusement in their pieces not be pleased with mine, but as for you, who love and applaud my inventions, why, posterity will praise your good taste. Oh, ruler of Olympus, all-powerful king of the gods, great Zeus, it is thou whom I first invoke; protect this chorus; and thou too, Poseidon, whose dread trident upheaves at the will of thy anger both the bowels of the earth and the salty waves of the ocean. I invoke my illustrious father, the divine Aether, the universal sustainer of life, and Phoebus, who, from the summit of his chariot, sets the world aflame with his dazzling rays, Phoebus, a mighty deity amongst the gods and adored amongst mortals.
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Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

11 results
1. Aristophanes, Acharnians, 11-12, 395-479, 628-664, 9-10 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

10. ὅτε δὴ 'κεχήνη προσδοκῶν τὸν Αἰσχύλον
2. Aristophanes, Knights, 1053, 1166-1180, 215-219, 268, 507-550, 573-576, 1052 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1052. ἀλλ' ἱέρακα φίλει μεμνημένος ἐν φρεσὶν ὅς σοι
3. Aristophanes, Clouds, 1001-1104, 223-509, 518-551, 553-803, 889-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1000. εἰ ταῦτ' ὦ μειράκιον πείσει τούτῳ, νὴ τὸν Διόνυσον
4. Aristophanes, Peace, 734-738, 741-743, 751-760, 1275 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1275. ἀσπίδας; οὐ παύσει μεμνημένος ἀσπίδος ἡμῖν;
5. Aristophanes, The Rich Man, 791-793, 1146 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1146. μὴ μνησικακήσῃς, εἰ σὺ Φυλὴν κατέλαβες.
6. Aristophanes, Frogs, 1423-1432, 16-18, 21-22, 6, 1422 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1422. πρῶτον μὲν οὖν περὶ ̓Αλκιβιάδου τίν' ἔχετον
7. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 1016-1071, 765, 769-784, 850, 855-916, 1015 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1015. ἥξει με σώσων: οὐ γὰρ ἂν παρέπτετο.
8. Aristophanes, Wasps, 1123-1164, 54-66, 1122 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1122. οὔτοι ποτὲ ζῶν τοῦτον ἀποδυθήσομαι
9. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 6.15.4, 6.28 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6.15.4. Alarmed at the greatness of his license in his own life and habits, and of the ambition which he showed in all things soever that he undertook, the mass of the people set him down as a pretender to the tyranny, and became his enemies; and although publicly his conduct of the war was as good as could be desired individually, his habits gave offence to every one, and caused them to commit affairs to other hands, and thus before long to ruin the city.
10. New Testament, Ephesians, 6.16 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6.16. above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.
11. Plutarch, Alcibiades, 19 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 132
alcibiades, comic views of Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
alcibiades Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 551, 553
amphiaraus, banqueters Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 553
amphiaraus, clouds Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 551
amphiaraus, knights Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 551
apostle, paul Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
aristocracy Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
aristocrat Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
aristophanes, clouds Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 99
aristophanes, frogs Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 99
aristophanes Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117; Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 120, 130, 132
athena Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 120
athens Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117; Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
audience, theatre Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 99
audience Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
bdelycleon Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266
beating Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
cavalry Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
cephisodorus Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 553
chorus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
cicero Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 553
citizenship Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
cleaenetus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
cleon, in eupolis Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
cleon Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117; Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 99
cocyto Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 551
cyclops Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
death Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
democracy Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
dionysus, dionysiac (rites, farce etc.) Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266
divine being, the devil Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
dobrov, g. w. Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
duris of samos Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 553
economics, wealth Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
eratosthenes Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 553
eulogy Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
eupolidean, metre Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 99
eupolis Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 99; Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
farce Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266
fathers Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
hermippus Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
hero, comic hero Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
hero Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
hyperbolus Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
knights Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
laudandi Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
law, athenian Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
leadership, leaders Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
libanius Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 553
lysistrata Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266
mother Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
muthopoiesis Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266
nature, natural phenomena, earth, land Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
neighbor, neighborhood Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
parabasis Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117; Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266, 302
parodos Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266
past Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
patron, patronage Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 99
pericles Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
pheidippides Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
philocleon Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266
phormio Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
plato Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 553
plato comicus Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
politics Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
poseidon Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
praise Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
pylos Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
reflectory/phrontisterion/thinkery Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
rhetoric, flattery Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
rhetoric, slander Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
rhetoric Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
rival, rivalry, cf. enemy Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
schultz, p. Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
sicilian expedition Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
slavery (servant) Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
socrates Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
sommerstein, aristophanes h. Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
sophistic Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
spectators' Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
strepsiades Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 302
theater, comedy Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92
theatricality/staginess (of life) Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 266
thucydides Major, The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens(2013) 116
typho Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 117
warfare, military Rothschold, Blanton and Calhoun, The History of Religions School Today: Essays on the New Testament and Related Ancient Mediterranean Texts (2014) 92