Aristophanes, Frogs

LCL 180: 54-55

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Aristophanes

τοῖς ἱεροῖσι Χύτροις χωρεῖ κατ᾿ ἐμὸν τέμενος λαῶν ὄχλος. 220βρεκεκεκὲξ κοὰξ κοάξ.

ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΣ

ἐγὼ δέ γ᾿ ἀλγεῖν ἄρχομαι τὸν ὄρρον, ὦ κοὰξ κοάξ.

ΒΑΤΡΑΧΟΙ

βρεκεκεκὲξ κοὰξ κοάξ.

ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΣ

ὑμῖν δ᾿ ἴσως οὐδὲν μέλει.

ΒΑΤΡΑΧΟΙ

225βρεκεκεκὲξ κοὰξ κοάξ.

ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΣ

ἀλλ᾿ ἐξόλοισθ᾿ αὐτῷ κοάξ· οὐδὲν γάρ ἐστ᾿ ἀλλ᾿ ἢ κοάξ.

ΒΑΤΡΑΧΟΙ

εἰκότως γ᾿, ὦ πολλὰ πράττων. ἐμὲ γὰρ ἔστερξαν εὔλυροί τε Μοῦσαι 230καὶ κεροβάτας Πάν, ὁ καλαμόφθογγα παίζων· 231/2προσεπιτέρπεται δ᾿ ὁ φορμικτὰς Ἀπόλλων, ἕνεκα δόνακος, ὃν ὑπολύριον ἔνυδρον ἐν λίμναις τρέφω. 235βρεκεκεκὲξ κοὰξ κοάξ.

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Frogs

on holy Pot Day reeled through my precinct. 27 Brekekekex koax koax!

dionysus

As for me, my butt’s getting sore, you koax koax.

frogs

Brekekekex koax koax!

dionysus

But I don’t suppose you care.

frogs

Brekekekex koax koax!

dionysus

Blast you, and your koax too! Yes, all you are is koax.

frogs

Quite so, you busybody! For the Muses skillful on the lyre cherish us, and hornfoot Pan, who plays the tuneful reeds, and Apollo the Harper delights in us too, in thanks for the stalks that I grow in lake water, as girding for his lyre. Brekekekex koax koax!

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aristophanes-frogs.2002