Home About Network of subjects Linked subjects heatmap Book indices included Search by subject Search by reference Browse subjects Browse texts

Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



1208
Aristophanes, The Rich Man, 507-534
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN


λῆρον ληρεῖς. ταῦτα γὰρ ἡμῖν πάνθ' ὅσα νῦν δὴ κατέλεξαςCHREMYLUS: What nonsense all this is! All these trades which you just mention will be plied by our slaves. POVERTY: Your slaves! And by what means will these slaves be got? CHREMYLUS: We will buy them. POVERTY: But first say, who will sell them, if everyone is rich? CHREMYLUS: Some greedy dealer from Thessaly — the land which supplies so many. POVERTY: But if your system is applied, there won't be a single slave-dealer left. What rich man would risk his life to devote himself to this traffic? You will have to toil, to dig and submit yourself to all kinds of hard labour; so that your life would be more wretched even than it is now. CHREMYLUS: May this prediction fall upon yourself!
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN


ὀδυνηρότερον τρίψεις βίοτον πολὺ τοῦ νῦν. ἐς κεφαλὴν σοί.POVERTY: You will not be able to sleep in a bed, for no more will ever be manufactured; nor on carpets, for who would weave them if he had gold? When you bring a young bride to your dwelling, you will have no essences wherewith to perfume her, nor rich embroidered cloaks dyed with dazzling colours in which to clothe her. And yet what is the use of being rich, if you are to be deprived of all these enjoyments? On the other hand, you have all that you need in abundance, thanks to me; to the artisan I am like a severe mistress, who forces him by need and poverty to seek the means of earning his livelihood.
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN


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

4 results
1. Aristophanes, Birds, 1681, 1680 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1680. μὰ τὸν Δί' οὐχ οὗτός γε παραδοῦναι λέγει
2. Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 388-403, 421-423, 425, 456-461, 463-465, 469-470, 387 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

387. ἆρ' ἐξέλαμψε τῶν γυναικῶν ἡ τρυφὴ
3. Aristophanes, The Rich Man, 490-497, 508-534, 553-556, 571, 604, 489 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

489. φανερὸν μὲν ἔγωγ' οἶμαι γνῶναι τοῦτ' εἶναι πᾶσιν ὁμοίως
4. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 1001-1225, 930-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1000. εὐπέταλος ἕλικι θάλλει.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
all the gods (and goddesses), invoking' Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 206
barbarian/barbaros Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
beatitudes de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 340
chremylus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270; Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 206
dicaeopolis Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
fight Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
foreigner Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
fury, cf. anger gall, cf. bile gender Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
greek attitudes to de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 340
hero, comic hero Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
jesus de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 340
jewish attitudes to de Ste. Croix et al., Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006) 340
lysistrata Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
peisetaerus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
penia/poverty Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
poverty Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 206
scythian archers Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
sophistic Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
thebes Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
trygaeus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
utopia Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 270
zeus, oaths invoking Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 206