Vulgar words in The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2 (Page 1)
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I will no in and fetch the ass, so that the old man may not point his weapons that way again.... Stupid old ass, are you weeping because you are going to be sold?
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Does he not resemble a she-ass to the life?
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The shade of an ass.
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Come, get back indoors, both you and your ass.
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Have pity on me and save him, who lives close to thee; I swear I will never make water, never, nor relieve my belly with a fart against the railing of thy statue.
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See, here is an _article,_ should you want to piss; it shall be hung beside you on a nail.
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what a waft of heat the hussy wafts up my nose!
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First of all I shall say, that Lamia, seeing herself caught, let fly a fart; then, that Cardopion and her mother.... BDELYCLEON.
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As soon as he had stuffed himself with a host of good dishes, he began to leap and spring, to laugh and to let wind like a little ass well blown out with barley.
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"Old fellow," said he, "you resemble one of the scum assuming the airs of a rich man or a stupid ass that has broken loose from its stable."
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Not so much mouthing, you, who so well know how to play the buffoon and to lick-spittle the rich!"
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Lasus said, "Damn me if I care."
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His leg kicks out sky-high, and his arse gapes open.
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 The story goes that a traveller who had hired an ass, having placed himself in its shadow to escape the heat of the sun, was sued by the driver, who had pretended that he had let the ass, not but its shadow; hence the Greek proverb, _to quarrel about the shade of an ass_, i.e.
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 A jar with two long ears or handles, in this way resembling an ass.
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With you a word is an omen, you call a sneeze an omen, a meeting an omen, an unknown sound an omen, a slave or an ass an omen.
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I will show you a fine long tool that will fuck you three times over.
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Come, beat him as I do, and put some life into him; he is as lazy as an ass.
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 The law will not allow you an obolus of the paternal property, for you are a bastard and not a legitimate child.
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I a bastard!
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But what if my father wished to give me his property on his death-bed, even though I be a bastard?
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Listen; thus runs Solon's law: "A bastard shall not inherit, if there are legitimate children; and if there are no legitimate children, the property shall pass to the nearest kin."
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I, Dionysus, the son of a ... wine-jar, I walk, I tire myself, and I set yonder rascal upon an ass, that he may not have the burden of carrying his load.
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and the other is an ass's leg, rest well assured of that.
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As for Callias, the illustrious son of Hippobinus, the new Heracles, he is fighting a terrible battle of love on his galleys; dressed up in a lion's skin, he fights a fierce naval battle--with the girls' cunts.
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'twould be funny indeed if Xanthias, a slave, were indolently stretched out on purple cushions and fucking the dancing-girl; if he were then to ask me for a pot, while I, looking on, would be rubbing my tool, and this master rogue, on seeing it, were to know out my front teeth with a blow of his fist.
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I should think so indeed, for he only knows how to drink and to make love!
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Moreover, you have taught boasting and quibbling; the wrestling schools are deserted and the young fellows have submitted their arses to outrage, in order that they might learn to reel off idle chatter, and the sailors have dared to bandy words with their officers.
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 'Tis thanks to him that our city is full of scribes and buffoons, veritable apes, whose grimaces are incessantly deceiving the people; but there is no one left who knows how to carry a torch, so little is it practised.
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Run and fetch coals and let's depilate her cunt in proper style, to teach her not to speak ill of her sex.
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Where is the hussy?
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Stop the hussy.
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Stop the hussy.
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 That is, you make love in the posture known as 'the horse,' _equus_, in other words the woman atop of the man.
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won't they just scorn and shit upon the old folks!
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May your hole be stopped; may you be unable to find your couch when you want to be fucked.
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'Tis clearly a case of the decree of Cannonus; I must cut myself in two in order to fuck you both.
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Aye, certainly; you will then be Midases, provided you grow ass's ears.
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How dare you talk like this, you impudent hussy?
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So that hussy has gone at last!
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I don't say that, but he's used to tasting shit.
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I cannot argue with a woman, who has been making love these thirteen thousand years.
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(_He discharges a fart._) HERMES.
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 An upstart and, through the favour of the people, an admiral in the year 389 B.C., after Thrasybulus; he had enriched himself through some rather equivocal state employments and was insolent, because of his wealth, 'as a well-fed ass.'
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 A buffoon, so the Scholiasts inform us, who was in the habit of visiting the public places of the city in order to make a little money by amusing the crowd with ridiculous stories.
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A Achilles, when mute Achradusian, coined word Adimantus, an admiral --his father Admetus, the King Adulterers, depilated Aeagrus, an actor AESCHYLUS, verse from --lost tragedy --periods imitated --ridiculed --supposed disciples --'The Persae,' --parodied --unfair criticism --"Philoctetes" --'Niobe' quoted --'Glaucus Potniensis' quoted Aesculapius, temple of --daughters of Aesimus, unknown Agathon, tragic poet --pederastic habits Aglaurus, two women Agoranomi (the) Agyrrhius, an effeminate general --an upstart Alcaeus, a parody of Alcibiades, lisp in speech --obtains a subsidy Alcmena, seduced by Zeus Alimos, the town of Alliance against Sparta --garrison at Corinth Allusion, obscene --and Smaeus --to Ulysses Alopé, seduced by Posidon Ammon, temple to Zeus Amynon, infamy of Anacreon Andromeda, the play --release of Anti-dicasts and lawsuits Antilochus, Nestor's son Antiphon, a gluttonous parasite Antisthenes, a constipated miser Antithenes, a dissolute doctor Antitheus Aphareus, son of, his piercing vision Aphrodisiac _Apodrasippides_, explained Apollo as god of healing --priestesses of --physician --altar, how misused Apothecary, outfit of Archers, mounted corps of --at Athens Archidemus Ares, a fighting-cock Arginusae, sea-battle of --slaves who fought at Argos, citizens of Ariphrades, his infamous habits Aristocrates, a general Aristophanes, why uncrowned --modifies opinion Aristyllus, debaucheries of Artemis, goddess of chase --the surname of Artemisium, battle of Asia Minor, coast towns Asses' (the) shadow --asses used for the Mysteries Athenian law Attica, invasion of Audience, favour, how gained Augé, the seduced B Bacchus, "Feast of Cups" --surnames of Baptism, the pagan Bar, the, language of Barathrum, a ravine Barriers, let down Bastard, when of strange women Baths, how heated --use in winter Battus, silphium of Bed of Procrustes Beginning, fable of the Bell, to awaken sentinels Birds as love-gifts Boasters, the, of Corinth Bottles painted on coffins Boxing, story of Brasidas, an Athenian general Brigand, the option of Buffoonery at Megara Bullocks' intestines, as comparison Buzzard, double meaning Byzantium C Cake, eaten by priest Callias, identity of Callias, the general, his debaucheries Calligenia, adoration of Callimachus, poverty of Canephori, rank in feasts Canephoros, the part of Cannonus, the decree of Carians, mountaineers Carcinus, tragic poet --pun on name --his three sons Carding, woman's shape at Caskets, how perfumed Cats, lascivious Centaur, the Cephalae, pun on word Cephalus, a demagogue --his father Cephisophon, a "ghost" --seduces a wife Ceramicus, the Chaerephon --compared to the bat Chaplets of flowers Charitimides, an admiral Chians, the, named in prayers Children, when registered Choenix (the) Chorus, the lost --exit singing Choruses, when given Cinesias, the poet --his build --befouls a statue --the dissolute Circumcision, where practised Citizens, the fame of Cleocritus, the strut of Cleonymus, cowardly --gluttony of --wife of Cleophon, a general --an alien Clepsydra (the) Cloak.
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to ass Jest, obscene Jocasta, married by son Jokes, coarse Jurymen, fees of --tricks of Justice, slowness of K _Kimos_, top of voting urn Kite, the, and springtime L Laches, an Athenian general --comic trial of dog and --ref.
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for people P Palamedes, the inventor Pamphilus, two of the name Pan, the god "Pankration" (the) Pantacles, unknown "Parsley and the rue" Pathos and bathos Patrocles, a rich miser Pauson, ruined --poverty of Peace, mother of Plutus Peacock and hoopoe Pebble, the, how held Pelargicon, the Pellené, a town Peplus, the Perfumes, on dead bodies Perseus, legend of Persian (the), cloak Phanae, land of informers Pharnaces and bribery Pharsalus, a town Philepsius, a buffoon Philippus, traitor and alien Philocles, the poet Phlegra, plain of Phratria, registers of the Phrygian Graces, the Phrygians, origin of Phrynichus, tragic writer --precocious talent of Phrynondas, the infamous 'Phryxus' (the), lines from Phylarchs, the Phylé, occupation of Physicians, poorly paid Pig-trough, for bar Pigs, young, sacrificed Pisander, a coward Pittalus, a physician Plants, aromatic, use of Plutus --god of riches --cured of blindness Pnyx (the) Poetry, and dissoluteness Poets, seduction of Pole, play on word Polemarch (the) Policemen, at Athens Poltroons, names for Poor, the --coffins of --the, fed monthly Porphyrion, name of a Titan Poverty, cause of crime Presents, by lovers Priestesses, title of Private disputes, law anent Procrustes, notorious brigand Prodicus, the sophist Pronomus, beard of Proteas, play on name Proteus, palace of Proxeni, their duties Purses, substitute for Pyrrhic, the, dance Q Quiver, pun on word R Rabelais, long word from Racine, in the _Plaideurs_ Raven, a muzzled Rewards, promised Rich, the, dead Ridicule feared Rites for dead Robe, Cretan Rope, the vermilion Rope's end, for _membrum virile_ Rowing, command to stop S Sacrifice, the complete Sacrificial remains Sailors, in danger Saffron robe, meaning of Salabaccha, a courtesan Salaminian, the, a State galley Samians, plot with Persians Sardanapalus, used as title Scaphephoros, symbol of Sceptre, the, how made Sciapodes, big feet of the Scioné, a town Scirophoria, feast of Scorpions and orators Scythian, the --use as police --his accent Seal, how protected Seals, broken Sebinus, the treader Semelé, mother of Bacchus Serenades, Greek Serpent, the sacred Sesame cakes Shakespeare, long word from Shoemakers, women as Shoes, etc., where left Sight, extraordinary Simois, city of the Singing, exit whilst Slaves --branding of --names Smaeus, the debauchee Socratic, the, "Elenchus" Socrates, etc.