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ἄγροικος, ον

from the country, boorish

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βάλλ’ εἰς κόρακας

go to hell!

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δάκνω

bite, worry

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ἐκβάλλω

throw out

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ἐν νῷ ἔχω

intend, have in mind

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καίπερ (+ part.)

despite, although (+ part.)

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κεφαλή, ἡ

head

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λύω (the υ is long)

release

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ὅτε

when

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ὀφρῡς, ὀφρύος, ἡ

eyebrow

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πούς, ποδός, ὁ

foot

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ῥᾴδιος, ᾱ, ον

easy

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ῥᾳδίως

easily

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φροντίς, φροντίδος, ἡ

thought, care, concern

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ὡς

as

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(Στρεψιάδης κόπτει τὴν θύραν καὶ βοᾷ.)

(Strepsiades knocks on the door and shouts.)

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. παῖ, παιδίον.

STREPSIADES Boy! Young boy!

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ΜΑΘΗΤΗΣ (comes out of the phrontisterion) βάλλ’ εἰς κόρακας.

STUDENT Go to hell.

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τίς ἔκοψε τὴν θύραν;

Who knocked at the door?

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τίς ἐβοησεν;

Who shouted?

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. ἔγωγε ἔκοψα τὴν θύραν καὶ ἐβόησα.

STR. I myself knocked at the door and I shouted.

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ΜΑΘ. τίς ὢν σὺ τοῦτο ἐποίησας;

STU. Who are you that did that?

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ἀμαθής τις, εὖ οἶδα.

Some ignoramus, I know well.

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. Στρεψιάδης Κικυννόθεν.

STR. Strepsiades, from the deme Kikynna.

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ΜΑΘ. εἰς κόρακας αὖθις. (goes back to the phrontisterion).

STU. Go to hell again.

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. οἴμοι, τί ποιήσω;

STR. Alas! What shall I do?

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ἀλλ’ αὖθις κόψω.

But, I’ll knock again.

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(αὖθις κόπτει τὴν θύραν)

(He knocks on the door again.)

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ΜΑΘ. τίς ὁ κόπτων;

STU. Who’s that knocking?

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διὰ τί οὗτος οὐκ ἐπαύσατο κόπτων ὁ ἄνθρωπος, ἐπεὶ ἐκέλευσα ἐγώ;

Why did this fellow not stop knocking, when I told him to?

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διὰ τί σὺ πάλιν κόπτεις;

Why are you knocking again?

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τί ἐν νῷ ἔχεις;

What do you have in mind?

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τὴν γὰρ ἐμὴν φροντίδα ἀπέκοψας, ποιῶν τοῦτο.

You’ve knocked away my thought, doing that.

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. ἀλλ’ ἄρτι ἐπαυσάμην, ὦ ’γαθέ.

STR. But I just stopped, my dear fellow.

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ἐκέλευσας γὰρ σύ.

For you told me to.

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μὴ οὖν ἔκβαλλε με, καίπερ ἄγροικον ὄντα καὶ ἀμαθῆ.

Don’t throw me out, although I’m a rustic and ignorant.

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ἀλλὰ τίς ἡ φροντίς, εἰπὲ δή.

But what was your thought? Tell me.

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ΜΑΘ. ἀλλ’ οὐ θέμις.

STU. It isn’t right.

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μόνοι γὰρ μανθάνουσι τὰς σοφιστῶν φροντίδας ταύτας οἱ μαθηταἰ.

Only the students learn these thoughts of the sophists.

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. εἰπέ μοι οὖν.

STR. Tell me then.

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ἥκω γὰρ ἐγὼ μαθητὴς τῶν σοφιστῶν εἰς τὸ φροντιστήριον.

For I have come to the thinkery as a student of the sophists.

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ΜΑΘ. λέξω σοι·

STU. I will tell you.

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ψύλλα γάρ τις δάκνει τὴν Χαιρεῶντος ὀφρῦν.

A flea bites Chaerephon’s eyebrow.

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ὅτε δὲ πηδᾷ ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν τὴν Σωκράτους, οὕτω διαλεγονται οἱ ἄνδρες.

When it jumps onto Socrates’ head, the men converse as follows.

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“ΣΩΚΡΑΤΗΣ ὅρα, ὦ Χαιρέφων.

“SOCRATES Look Chaerephon.

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“οὺ γὰρ λανθάνει με ἡ ψύλλα ἀξία οὖσα τοῦ Ὀλυμπίκου στεφάνου.

“The flea does not escape my notice being worthy of the Olympic crown.

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“ἀλλὰ λέγε, ὁπόσους τοὺς ἑαυτῆς πόδας ἐπήδησεν ἡ ψ́λλα.”

“But tell [me], how many of its own feet did the flea leap?”

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“ΧΑΙΡΕΦΩΝ οὐκ οἶδα, ὦ Σώκρατες.

“CHAEREPHON I do not know, Socrates.

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“ἀλλὰ διὰ τί οὐ μετροῦμεν τὸ χωρίον;”

“But why don’t we measure the distance?”

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“ΣΩΚ. ἀλλὰ πῶς μετρήσομεν, ὦ Χαιρέφων;”

“SOC. How shall we measure it, Chaerephon?”

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“ΧΑΙ ἰδού. πρῶτον μὲν γὰρ κηρὸν λαμβάνω, εἶτα τὸν κηρὸν θερμὸν ποιῶ.

“CHA. Look. First I take some wax, then I make the wax warm.

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“τέλος δὲ τοὺς τῆς ψύλλης πόδας εἰς τὸν κηρὸν τίθημι.”

“Finally I put the flea’s feet into the wax.”

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“ΣΩΚ. τί δε;”

“SOC. What then?”

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“ΧΑΙ. νῦν ὁ κηρὸς ψυχρὸς γίγνεται.

“CHA. Now the wax is becoming cold.

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“ἰδού, ὦ Σώκρατης.

“Look, Socrates:

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“ἡ γὰρ ψύλλα ἐμβάδας ἔχει.”

“for the flea has slippers.”

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“ΣΩΚ. ἀλλὰ τί νῦν ποιεῖς;”

“SOC. But what are you doing now?”

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“ΧΑΙ. νῦν δὲ τὰς ἔμβάδας λύω. ἰδού.”

“CHA. Now I am releasing the slippers. Look!”

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. ὦ Ζεῦ βασιλεῦ.

STR. O king Zeus!

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ὢ τῆς σοφίας τῶν ἀνδρῶν.

Oh the wisdom of the men!

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(his admiration turns to bewilderment) ἀλλ’ εἰπέ μοι, τί ποτ’ ἐποίησαν οἱ ἄνδρες, ὦ μαθητά;

But tell me, whatever did the men do, student?

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ΜΑΘ. οὐ λανθάνεις με ἄγροικος ὤν, ὦ Στρεψιάδη, οὐ μανθάνων οὐδέν.

STU. You don’t escape my notice being a rustic, Strepsiades, not knowing anything.

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ἀλλ’ ὡς ἔλεγον, πρῶτον μὲν θερμὸν ἐποίησαν τὸν κηρόν.

But as I was saying, first they made the wax warm.

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ἔπειτα τοὺς τῆς ψύλλης πόδας ἔθεσαν εἰς τὸν κηρόν.

Then they put the flea’s feet into the wax.

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τέλος δὲ τὰς ἐμβάδας ἔλυσαν καὶ ἐμέτρησαν — πῶς γὰρ οὔ; — τὸ χώριον.

Finally they released the slippers and measured — of course — the distance.

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. ὦ Ζεῦ βασιλεῦ·

STR. O king Zeus!

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σοφοὶ δὴ φαίνονται ὄντες οἱ ἄνδρες.

The men appear to be wise.

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τι δῆτ’ ἐκεῖνον τὸν Θαλῆν θαυμάζομεν;

Why then do we marvel at that [famous] Thales?

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ἦ ῥᾳδίως φεύξομαι τὴν δίκην.

Indeed I shall easily escape justice.

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γνώσομαι γὰρ τὸ ψύλλης πήδημα.

For I shall know the flea’s leap.

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(shouts) ἀλλ’ ἄνοιγε, ἄνοιγε τὴν θύραν.

Open, open the door!

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ἄγροικος, ον

from the country, boorish

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βάλλ’ εἰς κόρακας

go to hell!

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δάκνω

bite, worry

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ἐκβάλλω

throw out

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ἐν νῷ ἔχω

intend, have in mind

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καίπερ (+ part.)

despite, although (+ part.)

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κεφαλή, ἡ

head

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λύω (the υ is long)

release

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ὅτε

when

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ὀφρῡς, ὀφρύος, ἡ

eyebrow

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πούς, ποδός, ὁ

foot

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ῥᾳδιος, ᾱ, ον

easy

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ῥᾳδίως

easily

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φροντίς, φροντίδος, ἡ

thought, care, concern

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ὡς

as

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