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STUDENT: Expertly. He dipped the flea’s feet in some melted wax, and when it had dried, he carefully removed the molds, producing a pair of Persian booties in miniature. He was halfway through measuring the distance when you . . 150 STREPSIADES: Zeus almighty! What a delicate, subtle intellect! STUDENT: You should have heard the new concept that Socrates recently announced. STREPSIADES: What concept? Tell me, I beg you! 155 STUDENT: Chaerephon of Sphettus asked Socrates to pronounce his opinion on an important scientific matter.

The same format is repeated for the second side: antode (same metrical pattern as the ode—644– 47), introduction (648– 49), second speaker (tetrameter—650 –718), pnigos (719–24). —they do have important speeches by the main character, and, interestingly enough, the first and last are concerned with tragedy). In Frogs the structure is inverted, the episodes coming before the agon, and the agon itself (between Euripides and Aeschylus) does not resolve the larger contest. When there is a formal debate, the second speaker is the victor, except for Plutus where Penia (“Poverty”) speaks second and should win, but the play proceeds with the first speaker victorious.

I was just a plain country boy, but she was from the city and had all these refined and delicate ways. * And when we were joined together as man and wife, I went to bed smelling fresh and fruity, like ripe figs and new wool. She smelled of fine perfume, golden saffron, sexy kisses, extravagance and luxury. * Mind you, I can’t say that she’s lazy, not at all, she knew how to weave, If you know what I mean. In-out, in-out, she loved to poke the thread! ) HOUSEBOY: There’s no oil left in the lamp.

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