Menander, the Principal Fragments

Menander, the Principal Fragments

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Yes, he hits the mark. SOSIAS going up to the door of Myrrhina's house) I'll rap the door. Davus (coming out of concealment) Misguided fellow, what d'ye want? Where are you bound? SOSIAS Are you from here? Davus Perhaps. But why thrust your nose in? SOSIAS Have you clean lost your senses? By the gods, you dare To keep a free-born lady from her rightful lord By force imprisoned here? Sosias (interrupting) Yes, some of you destroyed! But tell me now, with whom D'ye think to have your jest? What nonsense this? By force This luckless shanty we shall take by storm forthwith. Go now and arm the lover. DAVUS Have you all this time Been waiting; wretch, for this poor girl as though with us? SOSIAS These boys of mine, targe-bearers, everything will sack Ere you can spit, although "four-obols" is the name You give us. DAVUS Joking that; "dung-eater" suits you best' SOSIAS We city-dwelling folk--Davus (interrupting) We haven't her. SOSIAS Oh! Bosh! I'll take a pike to you. DAVUS Go feed the crows! Nay, I'll Go in, since you seem such a rough. (Davus goes in. Doris comes forward.) 276 aipiaav: U.ll&s, KA/o.W', 8." 277 OKr7ipbl Obtopi, K2./o7tr0Ko-ro-floii, 8." DORIS Hist! Sosias! SOSIAS If you come near me, Doris, I will pay you out, Yes, thoroughly. You've been the most to blame for this. DORIS Now as you hope for safety, say that she in fear Has run off somewhere to a woman. SOSIAS "She in fear--Off somewhere to a woman?" DORIS Yes, to Myrrhina, Next door, she's gone. Else may no wish of mine come true. Sosias (tragically) You see where she has gone! Gone to her darling, here! DORIS Of course. What else now do you ask for, Sosias? (Impatiently, to Sosias) Be off! Be off with you! (Lacuna of about 57 verses...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543513
  • 9781236543516