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Aristophanes, The Rich Man, 1113-1116
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ἡμῖν ἔτι θύει τοῖς θεοῖς. μὰ Δί' οὐδέ γεCARIO: And you will never be offered anything more; you governed us too ill. HERMES: I care nothing at all about the other gods, but 'tis myself. I tell you I am dying of hunger. CARIO: That's reasoning like a wise fellow. HERMES: Formerly, from earliest dawn, I was offered all sorts of good things in the wine-shops, — wine-cakes, honey, dried figs, in short, dishes worthy of Hermes. Now, I lie the livelong day on my back, with my legs in the air, famishing. CARIO: And quite right too, for you often had them punished who treated you so well.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

6 results
1. Aristophanes, Birds, 1516-1524, 1527, 1536-1552, 186, 962, 978, 1515 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1515. ἐξ οὗπερ ὑμεῖς ᾠκίσατε τὸν ἀέρα.
2. Aristophanes, Women of The Assembly, 1013, 1012 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1012. ἀναγκάσει τουτί σε. τοῦτο δ' ἔστι τί;
3. Aristophanes, Clouds, 332 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

332. Θουριομάντεις ἰατροτέχνας σφραγιδονυχαργοκομήτας
4. Aristophanes, Peace, 1044-1126, 204, 211-212, 371, 403-438, 444-446, 469, 523-728, 1043 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1043. ὄπτα καλῶς νυν αὐτά: καὶ γὰρ οὑτοσὶ
5. Aristophanes, The Rich Man, 1067-1069, 1074, 1096-1112, 1114-1170, 1044 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1044. τάλαιν' ἐγὼ τῆς ὕβρεος ἧς ὑβρίζομαι.
6. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 2.8.2, 2.21.3, 8.1.1 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2.8.2. Everywhere predictions were being recited and oracles being chanted by such persons as collect them, and this not only in the contending cities. 2.21.3. Knots were formed in the streets and engaged in hot discussion; for if the proposed sally was warmly recommended, it was also in some cases opposed. Oracles of the most various import were recited by the collectors, and found eager listeners in one or other of the disputants. Foremost in pressing for the sally were the Acharnians, as constituting no small part of the army of the state, and as it was their land that was being ravaged. In short, the whole city was in a most excited state; Pericles was the object of general indignation; his previous counsels were totally forgotten; he was abused for not leading out the army which he commanded, and was made responsible for the whole of the public suffering. 8.1.1. Such were the events in Sicily . When the news was brought to Athens, for a long while they disbelieved even the most respectable of the soldiers who had themselves escaped from the scene of action and clearly reported the matter, a destruction so complete not being thought credible. When the conviction was forced upon them, they were angry with the orators who had joined in promoting the expedition, just as if they had not themselves voted it, and were enraged also with the reciters of oracles and soothsayers, and all other omenmongers of the time who had encouraged them to hope that they should conquer Sicily .


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acharnians, peace Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
acharnians, wealth Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
alcibiades Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 113
amphitryo Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
aristophanes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
aristophanes ridicule of seers in Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 113
asclepius Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
atheism, decree of diopeithes against Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 113
barbarians Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
chresmologoi Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 113
cremylus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
divination, not admitted in court role in public life Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 113
divination, not admitted in court through chresmologoi Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 113
epiphany, passim – meaning, exclusive, epilogue epiphany Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
food Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
heracles Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
herdsman, as hungry Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
herdsman, as speaking statue Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
hermes, and comedy Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
hermes, and doors Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
hermes, and gluttony Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
hermes, as guide Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
hermes, enagonios Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
hermes, in aristophanes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
hermes Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
hero Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
honey Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
magnification Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 373
mercury/hermes, and games/hermes, enagonios Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 97
moon Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
new comedy Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
olympian gods Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
oracles, responses adduced in assembly' Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 113
peace / eirene (personification) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
peisetaerus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
personification of abstract notions Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
prometheus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
sacrifice Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
thucydides son of olorus religious motifs in Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 113
triballian gods Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
trygaeus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
war (personification) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105
wealth (personification) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 105