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Headword: Ἰώ, κλάετ'
Adler number: iota,483
Translated headword: o weep
Vetting Status: high
"[O weep] you moneylenders, yourselves and your principals and your compound interests. For you can no longer harm me. Such a son is being reared for me in this house, shining with a double-edged tongue, my protector, saviour of my house, damager of my enemies, redeemer of his father's great woes."
Greek Original:
Ἰώ, κλάετ' ὀβολοστάται, αὐτοί τε καί τ' ἀρχαῖα καὶ τόκοι τόκων. οὐδὲν γάρ με φλαῦρον ἐργάσεσθ' ἔτι. οἷος ἐμοὶ τρέφεται τοῖσδ' ἐνὶ δώμασι παῖς, ἀμφήκει γλώττῃ λάμπων, πρόβολος ἐμός, σωτὴρ δόμοις, ἐχθροῖς βλάβη, λυσανίας πατρῴων μεγάλων κακῶν.
An approximation of Aristophanes, Clouds 1155-1163 (web address 1: partially anticipated at alpha 4069).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; economics; ethics; imagery; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 June 2006@04:33:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 June 2006@11:43:34.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 15 June 2006@06:42:29.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 13 January 2013@08:30:30.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 3 February 2019@22:42:01.


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