NOTES

THE DREAM
I.
Iliad II, 56-7.
2.
Anabasis m, i, II-13.

ZEUXIS
I.
Odyssey I, 351-2.
2.
Iliad XVI, 379.
3.
Iliad XI, 160.

CONVERSATIONS IN LOW SOCIETY
I.
See Iliad XVIII, 206-14.

CONVERSATIONS IN THE UNDERWORLD
I.
Medea 230-I, 250-I.

CHARON SEES LIFE
I.
Protesilaus (see Glossary).
2.
See Iliad I, 590-600.
3.
Odyssey XI, 315-16.
4.
Odyssey XI, 316.
5.
Iliad v, 127-8.
6.
Odyssey v, 291-4.
7.
Adapted from Iliad m, 226-7.
8.
Adapted from Iliad III, 226.
9.
See Herodotus I, 30-3.
10.
Iliad VI, 146-9.
II.
See Odyssey XII, 173-7.
12.
A Homeric pastiche based on Iliad IX, 319-20.
13.
e.g. Odyssey I, 2; Iliad II, 141; Iliad II, 570.

MENIPPUS GOES TO HELL
I.
Euripides, Heracles Mainomenos 323-4.
2.
Euripides, Hecuba I-2.

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  • The Dream or a Chapter of My Life 23
  • Zeuxis or Centaurs and Elephants *
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  • Mother Knows Best or a Young Girl's Guide to Success *
  • The Language of True Love 41
  • The Results of Shooting a Line 43
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  • Zeus is Indisposed 51
  • The Reluctant Parent 53
  • A Beauty Competition 55
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  • No Baggage Allowance *
  • Menippus Gets Away with It 72
  • A Slight Change of Sex 74
  • How to Enjoy Life after Seventy 75
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  • Menippus Goes to Hell *
  • Icaromenippus or Up in the Clouds *
  • An Interview with Hesiod *
  • Some Awkward Questions for Zeus *
  • Philosophies Going Cheap *
  • Fishing for Phonies or the Philosophers' Day out *
  • The Pathological Liar or the Unbeliever *
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