Aristophanes' Apology; Including A Transcript From Euripides Being The Last Adventure Of Balaustion

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byRobert Browning

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875. Excerpt: ... (Our Rhodian Jackdaw-song was sense to that!) Then laughter, outbursts ruder and more rude, Through which, with silver point, a fluting pierced, And ever "Open, open, Bacchos bids!" But at last--one authoritative word! One name of an immense significance: For Euthukles rose up, threw wide the door. There trooped the Choros of the Comedy Crowned and triumphant; first, those flushed Fifteen, Men that wore women's garb, grotesque disguise. Then marched the Three,--who played Mnesilochos, Who, Toxotes, and who, robed right, masked rare, Monkeyed our Great and Dead to heart's content That morning in Athenai. Masks were down And robes doffed now; the sole disguise was drink. Mixing with these--I know not what gay crowd, Girl-dancers, flute-boys, and pre-eminent Among them,--doubtless draped with such reserve As stopped fear of the fifty-drachma fine (Beside one's name on public fig-tree nailed) i Which women pay who in the streets walk bare,--Behold Elaphion of the Persic dance! Who lately had frisked fawn-foot, and the rest,--All for the Patriot Cause, the Antique Faith, The Conservation of True Poesy--Could I but penetrate the deep design! Elaphion, more Peiraios-known as " Phaps," Tripped at the head of the whole banquet-band Who came in front now, as the first fell back; And foremost--the authoritative voice, The revel-leader, he who gained the prize, And got the glory of the Archon's feast--There stood in person Aristophanes. And no ignoble presence! On the bulge Of the clear baldness,--all his head one brow,--True, the veins swelled, blue network, and there surged A red from cheek to temple,--then retired As if the dark-leaved chaplet damped a flame,-- Was never nursed by temperance or health. But huge the eyeballs rolled black native fire, Imperiously tr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875. Excerpt: ... (Our Rhodian Jackdaw-song was sense to that!) Then laughter, outbursts ruder and more rude, Through which, with silver point, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217723888

ISBN - 13:9780217723886

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