Aristophanes' Apology by Robert BrowningAristophanes' Apology by Robert Browning

Aristophanes' Apology

byRobert Browning

Paperback | January 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... And nowhere heard of poet worth a fig If matched with Bald-head here, Aigina's boast, Who in this play bids rivalry despair Past, present and to come, so marvelous His Tragic, Comic, Lyric excellence! Whereof the fit reward were (not to speak Of dinner every day at public cost I' the Prutaneion) supper with yourselves, My Public, best dish offered bravest bard!' No more! no sort of sin against good taste! Then, satire,--Oh, a plain necessity! But I won't tell you: for--could I dispense With one more gird at old Ariphrades? How scorpion-like he feeds on human flesh-- Ever finds out some novel infamy Unutterable, inconceivable, Which all the greater need was to describe Minutely, each tail-twist at ink-shed time . . . Now, what's your gesture caused by? What you loathe, Don't I loathe doubly, else why take such pains To tell it you? But keep your prejudice! My audience justified you! Housebreakers! This pattern-purity was played and failed Last Rural Dionusia--failed! for why? Ameipsias followed with the genuine stuff. He had been mindful to engage the Four-- Karkinos and his dwarf-crabrfamily-- Father and sons, they whirled like spinning-tops, Choros gigantically poked his fun, The boys' frank laugh relaxed the seniors' brow, The skies re-echoed victory's acclaim, Ameipsias gained his due, I got my dose Of wisdom for the future. Purity? No more of that next month, Athenai mine! Contrive new cut of robe who will,--I patch The old exomis, add no purple sleeve! The Thesmophoriazousai, smartened up With certain plaits, shall please, I promise you! "Yes, I took up the play that failed last year, And re-arranged things; threw adroitly in,-- No Parachoregema,--men to match My women there already; and when these (I had a hit at Aristullos here, His plan how woma...
Title:Aristophanes' ApologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217723861

ISBN - 13:9780217723862