Aristophanes, Acharnians

LCL 178: 110-111

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Aristophanes

ὁ δύσποτμος γεραιὸς ἠγωνίζετο;

ΔΙΚΑΙΟΠΟΛΙΣ

420οὐκ Οἰνέως ἦν, ἀλλ᾿ ἔτ᾿ ἀθλιωτέρου.

ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΗΣ

τὰ τοῦ τυφλοῦ Φοίνικος;

ΔΙΚΑΙΟΠΟΛΙΣ

οὐ Φοίνικος, οὔ· ἀλλ᾿ ἕτερος ἦν Φοίνικος ἀθλιώτερος.

ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΗΣ

ποίας ποθ᾿ ἁνὴρ λακίδας αἰτεῖται πέπλων; ἀλλ᾿ ἦ Φιλοκτήτου τὰ τοῦ πτωχοῦ λέγεις;

ΔΙΚΑΙΟΠΟΛΙΣ

425οὔκ, ἀλλὰ τούτου πολὺ πολὺ πτωχιστέρου.

ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΗΣ

ἀλλ᾿ ἦ τὰ δυσπινῆ θέλεις πεπλώματα, ἃ Βελλεροφόντης εἶχ᾿ ὁ χωλὸς οὑτοσί;

ΔΙΚΑΙΟΠΟΛΙΣ

οὐ Βελλεροφόντης· ἀλλὰ κἀκεῖνος μὲν ἦν χωλός, προσαιτῶν, στωμύλος, δεινὸς λέγειν.

ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΗΣ

οἶδ᾿ ἄνδρα, Μυσὸν Τήλεφον.

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Acharnians

Not that in which this Oeneus, the star-crossed ancient, did contend? 55

Dicaeopolis

No, not from Oeneus, but someone even more wretched.

Euripides

From Phoenix, who was blind? 56

Dicaeopolis

Not Phoenix, no; someone else more wretched than Phoenix.

Euripides

What tatters of robing does the man seek? Do you mean those of the beggar Philoctetes? 57

Dicaeopolis

No, someone far, far more beggarly than he.

Euripides

Then do you want the foul accouterment that this Bellerophon, the cripple, wore? 58

Dicaeopolis

Not Bellerophon, though the man I want was also a cripple, a beggar, a smooth-talker, an impressive speaker.

Euripides

I know the man: Mysian Telephus! 59

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aristophanes-acharnians.1998