CHAPTER 19 IN NOCTEM translation p232 Zēthus bursted into...

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CHAPTER 19 IN NOCTEM translation (p.232) Zēthus burst(ed) into the apartment and approached Mendax. “Citizens,” he says, “I look for the servant who fled from me yesterday. You haven’t seen that servant, have you?” Laughing, Mendax says, “I saw nobody in this apartment. Perhaps this servant hid himself in the sewer or perhaps he fled to the altar of Caesar in the Forum. I can certainly say only this – he is not here.” Zēthus looked around and looked closely at the place in which the servant was hiding, but did not want to touch the filthy cloth. Shaking the club/stick and shouting loudly, he was gone (he went away). --- Line 20 --- “Four days ago my wife went away and for four day I am miserable. Without my wife, I will not be the servant of this bad master! On account of these things, yesterday I fled from this bad master. It is dangerous, but it is necessary to find my wife whom I love very much. Once, I had fled and therefor the master had given me this collar. And now I am a fugitive again. I do great thanks to you, but now I go away. I ought to find my wife.” Saying such things, he went out into the night. MŪNERA translation (p.236) The amphitheater is filled with people because today the Emperor is giving great games to the Roman people. In various places some where doing some things while others where doing others. Here, the public official in charge of the games and Fabius, the man who carried the animals to Rome for the games, stand in one part of the amphitheater. The organizer of the games says, “Fabius, previously, you brought many good animals to Rome from Africa, but these animal who you recently brought are better and more fierce than all of those other animals are!” There, in another. Marcus asks, “Lucius, do you fear the games and the fierce animals?” “Not in any way!” responds angry Lucius. “Once, when I was younger and smaller, I feared (was fearing) noise and gore, but now I am older in age and I am no longer afraid. More blood and gore is better!” In the higher part of the amphitheater some spectators talk about the games.

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