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ἀδύνατος, ον

impossible

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Ἀθῆναι, αἱ

Athens

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δῆμος, ὁ

deme; the people

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θαυμάζω

wonder at, be amazed at

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ὅπου

where? where

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οὐρανός, ὁ

sky, heavens

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πείθομαι

believe, trust, obey

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. ὦ Ἡράκλεις, τίνα ταῦτα τὰ θηρία;

STREPSIADES Heracles! What are these monsters?

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ΜΑΘ. οὗτος, διὰ τί ἐθαύμασας;

STUDENT Hey you! Why were you amazed?

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διὰ τί αὖθις ἐβόησας;

Why did you yell again?

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ἆρα τοὺς μαθητὰς τούτους θαυμάζεις;

Are you amazed at these students?

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. ναὶ μὰ Δία θαυμάζω.

STR. Yes by, Zeus, I amazed.

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ἀλλὰ τί ποιοῦσιν οὗτοι οἱ εἰς τὴν γῆν βλέποντες;

But are these ones doing, who are looking into the ground?

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ΜΑΘ. ζητοῦσιν οὗτοι τὰ κατὰ γῆς.

STU. They are investigating subterranean phenomena.

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. βολβοὺς ἄρα ζήτοῦσι.

STR. Then they are looking for truffles.

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μὴ νῦν τοῦτό γ’ ἔτι φροντίζετε, ὦ θηρία·

Don’t worry about it any more, monsters:

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ἐγὼ γὰρ οἶδα ὅπου εἰσὶ μεγάλοι καὶ καλοί.

I know where there are some lovely big ones.

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ἀλλὰ τίς οὑτοσί;

But who’s this here?

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διὰ τί ὁ πρωκτὸς εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν βλέπει;

Why is his bottom looking towards the sky?

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ΜΑΘ. διότι ἀστρονομεῖ ὁ πρωκτός.

STU. Because his bottom is studying astronomy.

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. (points to one of the strange devices) ἰδού· τί δ’ ἐστὶ τοῦτο;

STR. Look! What’s this?

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δίδασκέ με.

Tell me (lit. “teach me”)

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ΜΑΘ. ἀστρονομία μὲν αὕτη.

STU. This is astronomy.

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ΣΤΡΕΨ. (points to another device) τοῦτο δὲ τί;

STR. And what’s this?

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ΜΑΘ. γεωμετρία.

STU. Geometry.

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ΣΤΕΨ. καὶ εἰς τί χρήσιμον αὕτη;

STR. And what use is this?

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δίδσκε.

Teach me.

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ΜΑΘ. ταύτῃ τὴν γῆν ἀναμετροῦμεν.

STU. With this we measure the land.

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(picks up a map) αὕτη δ’ ἐστὶ γῆς περίοδος.

This is a map of the world.

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(points at the map) ὁρᾷς;

Do you see?

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