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For the assignment of slave-parts in the remainder of the play, 74—84 n. But the warm-up lines allow the audience a moment to begin to engage with the action before any information vital to the plot is offered. Pattenden, RhM —74 concentrating on Aen. For the military metaphor, cf.
The expression mildly extends the vb. For comic slaves as stereotypically lazy and inattentive, see initial staging n. But sentry-duty was—and is—in any case tedious business and a locus for complaints and diversions e.
IT ; Antipho 5. In such cases, the party who inflicted the original injury can be said to owe the other an injury sc. The simplest explanation of Xanthias' remark is thus that he sees the beating that awaits Sosias as so certain that it already entails a debt to his ribs for their suffering.
Either way, the basic point is that Xanthias himself will suffer in the course of supposedly settling scores with his ribs. But the proper form of the impf. Agora XVI C ; and cf. The gruesome cultural reality they reflect is the basis for the prologue of Knights 1—8, 27—9, 64—8 ; cf. Allen, The World of Prometheus: From the characters' perspective, this is a rhetorical question, since both are well aware of the situation, and Xanthias accordingly replies in the affirmative 5.
The second particle may add liveliness and emphasis to the question GP 50; 'You do of course know …? Although the creature in question is later identified as a human being 69the term effectively prefigures Philocleon's cruelty as a juror e. The compound is not otherwise attested before D. Xanthias lies down again, prompting Sosias' disgusted response in 6.
Take your chances, if you want! The dual not used in tragedy for body-parts other than hands and feet; cf. Bers 59—61on the other hand, is typical of colloquial Attic; cf. For shifts of register as typical of Aristophanic characters, cf.
Although forms of the feminine dual art. The slaves have thus exchanged roles in their mutual inquisition: Xanthias is now the accuser, Sosias the accused. But even outside medical writers, a 'clinical' feel is sometimes evident Hdt. See Gantz —8; Parker; Rolleresp. Berlin and Boston, 48—53 all with further bibliography. Starkie inventively proposed that the vb.
Ion cSosias' reply perhaps recalls idioms of cult experience.
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This is the first mention of Sabazios in Greek sources, and his arrival, like that of the Corybantes see 8 n. The latter is probably the Aristophanic play referred to by Cicero Leg.
The elements of foreignness, rebellion, pipe-playing, and female worship evident in these references point the way to Sabazios' identification with Dionysus see also 10 n. Nilsson —7, ; E. A metonymic relation to wine through Dionysus might thus explain both Sosias' drowsiness e.
See in general Borthwick, CQ NS 42 —5, with wide-ranging remarks on the staging of this scene. But Xanthias' point is not that he and Sosias are both subject to the power of the same deity, but that both are under attack cf.
Perhaps a reference to the disputed identification of Sabazios with Dionysus 9 n. Dionysus' association with bulls at e. Although Athens and the Peloponnesians both interacted with the Persian Empire via embassies from the very beginning of the Peloponnesian War Ach. The traditional animosity was none the less such that e.
The metaphor's tenor components are accordingly reserved until the end of 12 as a bathetic surprise. Contrast Sosias' appetitive characterization of sleep as pleasure in 7; for the combination of sleep and military metaphor, Bacch. Silk, Interaction in Poetic Imagery Cambridge, PMG ; subsequently at Xenoph. Thereafter, 'as an idiomatic term [it] was normally part of the fossilized and stock language reserved for allusions to, and descriptions of, the earlier period of conflict with Persia' Graf, JHS 19 ; cf.
Here it not only carries the overtone 'our arch-enemy', but hints at treachery as well cf.
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FGrH 1 F Perhaps a nonce-word; cf. Peppler, AJP 39 The combination of particles draws attention to the culminating feature of Xanthias' experience, by introducing the dream-motif that takes over the remainder of the prologue 15—53 up to the exposition.
Although the Greeks were at least as concerned with what was said as what was seen in dreams e. Xanthias' dream as he presents it is in any case entirely visual in nature 15—19 ; contrast 35—6, 44—5. Like us, the Greeks had 'bad dreams' with nightmarish elements e. But more often dreams are described simply as eerie and inscrutable Il.
Xanthias' and Sosias' dreams are likewise fraught with political implications, but they function more like riddles, which require explicit unpacking. Xanthias' dream 15—19 takes a traditional and potentially menacing 'Homeric' form, but Sosias converts it into abuse of a single individual, with no substantial larger implications for the plot of the play 20—7.
Sosias's dream, on the other hand, while it too contains personal slander directed at the city's leaders, is fundamentally an attack on the contemporary functioning of the Athenian democracy as a whole.
His dream is accordingly presented second and at much greater length 31—6, 39—40, 42—5with an introduction that notes its projected larger significance 28—9; contrast 25—6, of Xanthias' dreamand Xanthias' various comments on and interpretations of portions of the dream are expressly commended 52—3 before the exposition of the larger plot of the play begins at Dreams are 'of the gods' Il.
IT —71 meant that elaborate efforts were sometimes made to discover their meaning; cf. But the Antiphon passages provide a sense of the intricate and potentially ridiculous nature of the enterprise, and Sosias' momentarily discontinuous readiness to brush aside Xanthias' fear of imminent danger to himself 24—6 should perhaps be read in that light.
This is correctly interpreted as a bad omen by all the Trojans except Hector Il. But the memory of Knights two years earlier perhaps created the expectation that Cleon would figure in this dream's import as well, with Cleon-ymus 19 a surprising last-minute substitution. Sosias' dream implicates Cleon more directly 34— In the 5th c. Henderson Frankfurt am Main, —34; Arnott 2—4. Note the imperfective infin. The Agora, located below the north slope of the Acropolis, was the site of a major market cf.
Camp, The Athenian agora: That the incident in Xanthias' dream takes place in the heart of the city suggests its larger significance; cf. But the detail also prepares the way for the appearance of a familiar individual Athenian in 19 where see n. The eagle's exceptional size—a new detail introduced abruptly here, after the bird has already swept down, but before it carries anything away—implies the significance of the dream as an omen as at 28; cf.
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