Aristophanous Batrachoi

Aristophanous Batrachoi

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: dva/Levi' he will have to wait for them. The Attic comedians frankly convert their own (obvious) stage-devices into a joke. Cf. Pzw. 174, where a character begs the stageengineer to be careful, andfr. 234. rrapd 'r'v Aiuxlvou M9ov. The accus. is used after 1ro.pcents'1, even with an apparent verb of rest, when the sense is 'near, ' 'about' (iuxta) and a certain extension is given to the space occupied or moved in. Cf. Xen. An. 7. 1. 12 'E1-eevucos elorfixel 1rapd. 'rd; rrehas, Hdt. 4. 87 0510s Ka1'e)clcents0-r; 1ro.pd. 1611 111761/. The special point of Au'/aivov is probably lost It is obvious that there are contained (1) an execration in the imperat. at/alvov ('be shrivelled!'), in answer to the sarcasm of Xanthias: (2) a reference to some stone in the theatre, beside the orchestra, to which Charon naively points ('go and stop over there'). Among the seats to the right of the priest of Dionysus in the front row, there was one of the 'stone-bearer' (Haigh, Att. Theat. p. 310). We know nothing of the stone in question, but we may venture the guess that it is here referred to. Nor is it out of the question that the stone-bearer on this occasion may actually have been named something like Allan/os. Vith this direct allusion must go the consideration that distinguishable stones, placed by nature or man, often existed as landmarks and rendezvous, e.g. Zerkqvofi M00: (Paus. 1. 23. 5). We may further suggest that the &ve1-ru.u)o.. are actually the restingplaees for the chorus, to which the dancers retired beside the orchestra when they were not engaged in performance. Commentators generally consider that l)i. is throughout the
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