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STREPSIADES: What’s this for? STUDENT: Geometry. STREPSIADES: Geometry? What’s that? STUDENT: It is the science of measuring the land. * 2-pg1-Aristophanes6646Rprt 9/21/07 10:04 AM Page 23 Clouds 23 STUDENT: No, to measure land generally. STREPSIADES: Lovely! What a very democratic mechanism. ) STUDENT: This is a map of the entire world. Look, here is Athens. STREPSIADES: Don’t be stupid, that can’t be Athens! Where are all the jurors and the law courts? STUDENT: I’m telling you, this area is clearly the region of Attica.
32: These lines are adapted from a lost Euripides play (fr. ” 40 2-pg1-Aristophanes6646Rprt 9/21/07 10:04 AM Page 12 Aristophanes 12 45 50 55 who introduced us dies a horribly cruel death! Ah yes, those were the days, a lovely country life, full of simple rustic pleasures. An unwashed, unshaven heaven, abounding with honey bees, shaggy sheep, lashings of olive oil . . then I married the niece of Megacles, son of Megacles. I was just a plain country boy, but she was from the city and had all these refined and delicate ways.
1–7) comedy is the literary ancestor of his own satire: The poets Eupolis, Cratinus, and Aristophanes, indeed all the poets of Old Comedy, if there was any man deserving to be singled out as a bad man or a thief, because he was an adulterer, a pick-pocket or notorious in some way, they would attack them with great freedom. It is interesting to speculate on the sequence in which the Alexandrian critics worked. Did they fasten on the best-known threesome of Old Comedy (Cratinus, Eupolis, Aristophanes) and from their works deduce a political and satirical essence for the genre?
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