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Aristophanes, Peace, 394-425
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ναὶ μὰ Δία. πρὸς ταῦτ' ὦ φίλ' ̔Ερμῆ ξύλλαβεTRYGAEUS: Yes, certainly. So therefore, Hermes, my friend, help us with your whole heart to find and deliver the captive and we will celebrate the great Panathenaea in your honour as well as all the festivals of the other gods; for Hermes shall be the Mysteries, the Dipolia, the Adonia; everywhere the towns, freed from their miseries, will sacrifice to Hermes, the Liberator; you will be loaded with benefits of every kind, and to start with, I offer you this cup for libations as your first present. HERMES: Ah! how golden cups do influence me! Come, friends, get to work. To the pit quickly, pick in hand and drag away the stones. CHORUS: We go, but you, the cleverest of all the gods, supervise our labours; tell us, good workman as you are, what we must do; we shall obey your orders with alacrity. TRYGAEUS: Quick, reach me your cup, and let us preface our work by addressing prayers to the gods. HERMES: Oh! sacred, sacred libations! Keep silence, oh! ye people! keep silence! TRYGAEUS: Let us offer our libations and our prayers, so that this day may begin an era of unalloyed happiness for Greece and that he who has bravely pulled at the rope with us may never resume his buckler. CHORUS: Aye, may we pass our lives in peace, caressing our mistresses and poking the fire. TRYGAEUS: May he who would prefer the war, oh Dionysus, be ever drawing barbed arrows out of his elbows. CHORUS: If there be a citizen, greedy for military rank and honours, who refuses, oh, divine Peace! to restore you todaylight, may he behave as cowardly as Cleonymus on the battlefield. TRYGAEUS: If a lance-maker or a dealer in shields desires war for the sake of better trade, may he be taken by pirates and eat nothing but barley.
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Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

4 results
1. Homer, Odyssey, 7.137 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Aristophanes, Peace, 183-194, 363-364, 371, 375-393, 395-425, 469, 603, 658, 661, 182 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

182. ὦ βδελυρὲ καὶ τολμηρὲ κἀναίσχυντε σὺ
3. Plato, Gorgias, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

486e. have no need of other testing? Call. What is the point of that question, Socrates? Soc. I will tell you. I am just thinking what a lucky stroke I have had in striking up with you. Call. How so? Soc. I am certain that whenever you agree with me in any view that my soul takes, this must be the very truth.
4. Athenaeus, The Learned Banquet, None (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acharnians, peace Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 96, 104
acharnians, wealth Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 96, 104
aeschylus Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
aristophanes Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159; Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 96
athena Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
banquets Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
chorus Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
clytemnestra Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
comedy Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
dipolieia Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
gods Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 362
herdsman, and rhetoric Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
herdsman, as speaking statue Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 96, 104
herdsman, philanthropic Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
herdsman, protector of thieves Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
hermaion Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
hermes, and comedy Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 96, 104
hermes, and gluttony Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 96
hermes, in aristophanes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 96
hermes Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
homer, odyssey Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
homer Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
libations Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
menander, arbitrants Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
menander, grouch Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
menander Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
mysteries Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
orestes Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
panathenaea Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
prayer Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
reciprocity Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
sacrifice, of hermes in h.hermes' Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 362
sacrifice Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
shipwreck Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
snakes Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
strattis Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 104
tuche Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 362
votives Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159
zeus Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 159