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"Amphitheus: ... the gods have commissioned me to make peace with the Spartans ... but though I am immortal gentlemen, I have been given no expenses. The executive won't let me have them!" The Acharnians, p. 15

"Dikaiopolis: I've personal experience now, after what Cleon did to me on account of last year's play. He dragged me into the Council Chamber, made all sorts of trumped up charges, spewed out a torrent of sewage - I very nearly perished in the flood of filth." Ibid, p. 28

"Dikaiopolis: Forward, my soul; you see the starting line! What's wrong? Go on, move - you're full of Euripides, after all!" Ibid, p. 32.

"Dikaiopolis: Even comedy knows something about truth and justice; and what I'm going to say may be unpalatable, but it's the truth." Ibid, p. 33

"Chorus: Both justice and right / are my allies, you see / and I'll never be known / (as [Cleon] is, far...

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