Whom does messenger of the Gods quote?
- "A man's homeland is wherever he prospers."
CNNTEXT, p. 178 "Quote for today" 7 July 2002
Although literally the above quote appears in many places in
Internet (see, for example, the page "Aristophanes Quotes -- The
Quotations Page" at www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Aristophanes/), in
the play "Plutus" it appears as the sentence "Where I live well,
there is my country" (see, for example, the English translation of
the Aristophanes's play at textkit.com/files/plutus.pdf). The
greatest ancient writer of humorous plays, mentioned also by one
Berliner, academic that worked in Humboldt-Universität
on=m&mid=322), had used quotations marks in "Plutus" eleven times.
Only in the case of POVERTY ("Oh! citizens of Argos! do you hear
what he says?") and just in the case of HERMES ("Where I live well,
there is my country") it isn't obvious whom do they quote.
Incidentally, POVERTY seems to quote AGORACRITUS, a Sausage-Seller
from another Aristophanes's play "The Knights."