Citações Aristofanés

„Philokleon: Let each man exercise the art he knows.“

—  Aristophanés

tr. Rogers 1909, p. 110
Anonymous ancient proverb, quoted by Aristophanes in Wasps, line 1431
Also later found in Plato (Republic 4.423d, 4.433a-d) and Cicero (Tusc. I.18.41)

„Sausage-Seller: You [demagogues] are like the fishers for eels; in still waters they catch nothing, but if they thoroughly stir up the slime, their fishing is good; in the same way it's only in troublous times that you line your pockets.“

—  Aristophanés, The Knights

tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus
ὅπερ γὰρ οἱ τὰς ἐγχέλεις θηρώμενοι πέπονθας.
ὅταν μὲν ἡ λίμνη καταστῇ, λαμβάνουσιν οὐδέν·
ἐὰν δ᾽ ἄνω τε καὶ κάτω τὸν βόρβορον κυκῶσιν,
αἱροῦσι· καὶ σὺ λαμβάνεις, ἢν τὴν πόλιν ταράττῃς.
Knights, line 864-867
Dialog aimed at the politician Cleon, symbolizing demagogues for the author.
Knights (424 BC)
Fonte: The Knights

„Æschylus: High thoughts must have high language.“

—  Aristophanés, The Frogs

rewritten and embellished tr. Fitts 1955, p. 108
Frogs (405 BC)
Fonte: Frogs and Other Plays

„It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.“

—  Aristophanés, The Birds

Birds (414 BC)
Contexto: Epops: You're mistaken: men of sense often learn from their enemies. Prudence is the best safeguard. This principle cannot be learned from a friend, but an enemy extorts it immediately. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. And this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.
Chorus [leader]: It appears then that it will be better for us to hear what they have to say first; for one may learn something at times even from one's enemies.
(tr. Anon. 1812 rev. in Ramage 1864, p. 45;=PA45)

„Agathon: One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace.“

—  Aristophanés, Thesmophoriazusae

tr. Athen. 1912, vol. 2, p. 278,+but+resign+oneself+to+it+with+good+grace%22
tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus
Thesmophoriazusae, line 198-199
Thesmophoriazusae (411 BC)

„Unjust Discourse: To invoke solely the weaker arguments and yet triumph is a talent worth more than a hundred thousand drachmae.“

—  Aristophanés, The Clouds

tr. Athen. 1912, vol. 1, p. 361
Clouds, line 1041-1042
Clouds (423 BC)

„Chorus: Under every stone lurks a politician.“

—  Aristophanés, Thesmophoriazusae

tr. in Bartlett 1968, p. 91 or
Thesmophoriazusae, line 529-530
A play on the Greek proverb "Under every stone lurks a scorpion". In context, "orator" was a synonym for "politician".
Thesmophoriazusae (411 BC)

„Leader of the Chorus: An insult directed at the wicked is not to be censured; on the contrary, the honest man, if he has sense, can only applaud.“

—  Aristophanés, The Knights

tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus
Knights, line 1274-1275
Knights (424 BC)

„Man is a truly cunning creature.“

—  Aristophanés, The Birds

(abridged tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus
Birds (414 BC)

„Phobokleon: Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.“

—  Aristophanés, The Wasps

embellished tr. Parker 1962, p. 55
Wasps, line 704
Wasps (422 BC)

„Just Discourse: Do not bandy words with your father, nor treat him as a dotard, nor reproach the old man, who has cherished you, with his age.“

—  Aristophanés, The Clouds

tr. Athen. 1912, vol. 1, p. 359
Clouds, line 998-999
Clouds (423 BC)

„Blepsidemus: There is no honest man! not one, that can resist the attraction of gold!“

—  Aristophanés, Plutus

tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus
Plutus, line 362-363
Plutus (388 BC)

„Aeschylus: It is the compelling power of great thoughts and ideas to engender phrases of equal size.“

—  Aristophanés, The Frogs

tr. Dillon 1995, Perseus
Frogs, line 1058-1059
Frogs (405 BC)

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