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τί δὲ τοῦτ' ἐγέλασας ἐτεόν; ἐνθυμούμενοςSTREPSIADES: See! see! "the Olympian Zeus." Oh! the fool! to believe in Zeus at your age! PHIDIPPIDES: What is there in that to make you laugh? STREPSIADES: You are then a tiny little child, if you credit such antiquated rubbish! But come here, that I may teach you; I will tell you something very necessary to know to be a man; but you will not repeat it to anybody. PHIDIPPIDES: Come, what is it? STREPSIADES: Just now you swore by Zeus. PHIDIPPIDES: Aye, that I did. STREPSIADES: Do you see how good it is to learn? Phidippides, there is no Zeus. PHIDIPPIDES: What is there then? STREPSIADES: 'Tis the Whirlwind, that has driven out Jupiter and is King now. PHIDIPPIDES: Go to! what drivel!
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αἰβοῖ τί ληρεῖς; ἴσθι τοῦθ' οὕτως ἔχον.STREPSIADES: Know it to be the truth. PHIDIPPIDES: And who says so? STREPSIADES: 'Tis Socrates, the Melian, and Chaerephon, who knows how to measure the jump of a flea. PHIDIPPIDES: Have you reached such a pitch of madness that you believe those bilious fellows? STREPSIADES: Use better language, and do not insult men who are clever and full of wisdom, who, to economize, are never shaved, shun the gymnasia and never go to the baths, while you, you only await my death to eat up my wealth. But come, come as quickly as you can to learn in my stead. PHIDIPPIDES: And what good can be learnt of them? STREPSIADES: What good indeed? Why, all human knowledge. Firstly, you will know yourself grossly ignorant. But await me here awhile. PHIDIPPIDES: Alas! what is to be done? My father has lost his wits. Must I have him certificated for lunacy, or must I order his coffin? STREPSIADES: Come! what kind of bird is this? tell me. PHIDIPPIDES: A pigeon.
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Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

19 results
1. Homer, Odyssey, 1.1, 10.330 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 112-137, 111 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

111. πέμπει σὺν δορὶ καὶ χερὶ πράκτορι 111. Despatched, with spear and executing hand
3. Aeschylus, Persians, 206-210, 205 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

205. ὁρῶ δὲ φεύγοντʼ αἰετὸν πρὸς ἐσχάραν 205. But I saw an eagle fleeing for safety to the altar of Phoebus—and out of terror, my friends, I stood speechless. Thereupon I caught sight of a falcon rushing at full speed with outstretched wings and with his talons plucking at the head of the eagle, which did nothing but cower and
4. Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 11, 908-940, 944-996, 10 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. ὡς ἂν διδαχθῇ τὴν Διὸς τυραννίδα 10. o that he may learn to bear with the sovereignty of Zeus and cease his man-loving ways. Hephaestus
5. Antisthenes, Fragments, 51, 195 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6. Antisthenes, Fragments, 51, 195 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

7. Aristophanes, Birds, 1643, 1706-1765, 619, 690, 1605 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1605. ἀποστερεῖς τὸν πατέρα τῆς τυραννίδος;
8. Aristophanes, Clouds, 1229, 1232-1234, 1240, 1264-1265, 1297-1300, 1467-1471, 1473-1474, 1476-1480, 247-248, 360-361, 365-382, 408-411, 492, 563-574, 627-803, 816-817, 819-831, 833, 844-846, 862, 882-888, 984, 1227 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1227. μὰ τὸν Δί' οὐ γάρ πω τότ' ἐξηπίστατο
9. Aristophanes, Peace, 178-180, 182-194, 201-202, 177 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

177. ἀτὰρ ἐγγὺς εἶναι τῶν θεῶν ἐμοὶ δοκῶ
10. Aristophanes, The Rich Man, 582-586, 87-92, 130 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

130. αὐτίκα γὰρ ἄρχει διὰ τίν' ὁ Ζεὺς τῶν θεῶν;
11. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 272 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

272. ὄμνυμι τοίνυν αἰθέρ' οἴκησιν Διός.
12. Herodotus, Histories, 1.32.1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.32.1. Thus Solon granted second place in happiness to these men. Croesus was vexed and said, “My Athenian guest, do you so much despise our happiness that you do not even make us worth as much as common men?” Solon replied, “Croesus, you ask me about human affairs, and I know that the divine is entirely grudging and troublesome to us.
13. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 1659 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

14. Xenophon, Memoirs, 4.6 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

15. Xenophon, Symposium, 4.64 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4.64. It is the witnessing of your talent at achieving such a result that makes me judge you an excellent go-between. For the man who can recognize those who are fitted to be mutually helpful and can make them desire one another’s acquaintance, that man, in my opinion, could also create friendship between cities and arrange suitable marriages, and would be a very valuable acquisition as friend or ally for both states and individuals. But you got indigt, as if you had received an affront, when I said that you were a good go-between. But, indeed, that is all over now, he replied; for with this power mine I shall find my soul chock-full of riches. And so this round of discourse was brought to a close.
16. Aeschines, Letters, 1.173 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

17. Antisthenes of Rhodes, Fragments, 51, 195 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

18. Plautus, Amphitruo, 1054-1056, 1053 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

19. Aeschines, Or., 1.173



Subjects of this text:

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aeschylus, prometheus bound Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
agamemnon Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
amphitryo Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
antiphon, antisthenes Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
apollo Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
aristophanes, birds Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
aristophanes, clouds Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
aristophanes Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 122
athens, and identity Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
athens and athenians, and drama Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
athens and athenians, tyranny and Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
bird, omen Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
chorus, in drama Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
clouds (personification) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
croesus, fall of Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
cronus Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
deception, opposed to hoplitism Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
democracy, athenian, thucydides depiction of Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
diasia (festival) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
dipolieia (festival) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
dramaturgy Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
eagle Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
epiphany, passim – meaning, exclusive, epilogue epiphany Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
euripides, supplices Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
false oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 344
festival Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
gods (egyptian, greek, and roman), zeus Edelmann-Singer et al., Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2020) 62
helios Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
hermes Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
herodotus, historical perspective of Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
herodotus, on tyranny Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
ionian cosmology and science Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
isis Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
jupiter Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
libya Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
meidias painter Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
men tyrannos Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
menelaus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
oath Edelmann-Singer et al., Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2020) 62
odysseus, in homer Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
olympic games Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
oracle (divine message) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
orphic rites and mysticism Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
pericles, on deceit Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
persians Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
pheidippides Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
pindar Edelmann-Singer et al., Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2020) 62
poseidon Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
prayer Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
prometheus Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
prophecy and prophets Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
sacred marriage Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
sacrifice Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
self-curses, absent from informal oaths' Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 344
sign Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
socrates Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
sovereignty, concept of Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
sparta, agoge Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
sparta, education system Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
strepsiades Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
thucydides, funeral speech Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
thunderbolt Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
tyrannos, men Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
tyranny, greek attitudes towards Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
tyranny, theology of Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
uranus Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
wealth (personification) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
xenophon, and spartan custom Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 35
zeus, ammon Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 123
zeus, and kingship Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
zeus, and tyranny Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
zeus, and victory Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20
zeus, oaths invoking, informal Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 344
zeus Munn, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion (2006) 20