Aristophanes, Knights

LCL 178: 228-229

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Aristophanes

ΙΠΠΗΣ
ΟΙΚΕΤΗΣ Α΄

Ἰατταταιὰξ τῶν κακῶν, ἰατταταῖ. κακῶς Παφλαγόνα τὸν νεώνητον κακὸν αὐταῖσι βουλαῖς ἀπολέσειαν οἱ θεοί. ἐξ οὗ γὰρ εἰσήρρησεν εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν 5πληγὰς ἀεὶ προστρίβεται τοῖς οἰκέταις.

ΟΙΚΕΤΗΣ Β´

κάκιστα δῆθ᾿ οὗτός γε πρῶτος Παφλαγόνων αὐταῖς διαβολαῖς.

ΟΙΚΕΤΗΣ Α΄

ὦ κακόδαιμον, πῶς ἔχεις;

ΟΙΚΕΤΗΣ Β´

κακῶς καθάπερ σύ.

ΟΙΚΕΤΗΣ Α΄

δεῦρό νυν πρόσελθ᾿, ἵνα

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Knights

Knights

The scene building represents the house of Demos.

first slave rushes from the house.
First Slave

Yow, ow ow ow! Damn it all! Yow ow ow! That damn new-bought Paphlagon, may the gods damnably destroy him, him and all his schemes! Ever since he turned up at our house, he’s been getting the homebred servants beaten nonstop.

second slave comes out of the house.
Second Slave

Yes, of all Paphlagons I hope he’s the first to perish most damnably, him and his slanders too!

First Slave

Poor fellow, how goes it?

Second Slave

Damn badly, just like you.

First Slave

Then join me over here, and let’s wail a tune by Olympus 1

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aristophanes-knights.1998