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date: 26 May 2024

Aristophanes c.450–c.385 bc
Greek comic dramatist 

  1. How about ‘Cloudcuckooland’?
    naming the capital city of the Birds
    The Birds (414 bc) l. 819
  2. This Second Logic then, I mean the Worse one,
    They teach to talk unjustly, and—prevail.
    The Clouds (423 bc) l. 113; see Milton
  3. Brekekekex koax koax.
    cry of the Frogs
    The Frogs (405 bc) l. 209 and passim
  4. You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding and a vulgar manner.
    The Knights (424 bc) l. 217
  5. You will never make a crab walk straight.
    Peace l. 1083
  6. Under every stone lurks a politician.
    Thesmophoriazusae l. 530