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Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 39-54
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πρόμος ἡμέτερος— μῶν βινεῖσθαι;SERVANT: Whose voice is that? MNESILOCHUS: 'Tis the silent Ether. SERVANT: ... is going to construct the framework of a drama. He is rounding fresh poetical forms, he is polishing them in the lathe and is welding them; he is hammering out sentences and metaphors; he is working up his subject like soft wax. First he models it and then he casts it in bronze ... MNESILOCHUS: ... and sways his buttocks amorously. SERVANT: Who is the rustic who approaches this sacred enclosure? MNESILOCHUS: Take care of yourself and of your sweet-voiced poet! I have a strong instrument here both well rounded and well polished, which will pierce your enclosure and penetrate your bottom. SERVANT: Old man, you must have been a very insolent fellow in your youth! EURIPIDES (to the servant). Let him be, friend, and, quick, go and call Agathon to me. SERVANT: 'Tis not worth the trouble, for he will soon be here himself. He has started to compose, and in winter it is never possible to round off strophes without coming to the sun to excite the imagination. (He departs.) MNESILOCHUS: And what am I to do?
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1. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 101-152, 157-170, 179, 181-182, 194, 200-201, 217, 224, 235-237, 254, 257-258, 265-268, 40-100 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

100. μύρμηκος ἀτραπούς, ἢ τί διαμινύρεται;


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
actors/acting, tragoidos Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
age-class, age-set Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 436
anapaestic metre Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
aristophanes Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
beard Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 436
choreography, tragic Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
chorodidaskaloi/hypodidaskaloi Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
comedy Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
cult, in general Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
cyrene, dance, in drama Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
deme Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 436
epiphany Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
euripides, never an actor Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
gymnasion Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 436
helper figures, in comedy Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
homosexuality Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 436
muses Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
old tragedy Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
playwrights, comedy (greek), aristophanes Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
playwrights, tragedy (fifth century), agathon Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
slaves Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 436
sophocles, as actor Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 207
εὐφημία Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
φαίνεϲθαι Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159
ἥκειν' Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 159