10
The Episode on Ship.
Enter Lichas and Tryphaena
100 'How irritating that our friend finds the boy attractive! Yet
do we not all share nature's most glorious creations? The
sun shines on all alike; the moon with its retinue of count-
less stars guides even wild beasts to their food. What lovelier
thing can we instance than running waters? Yet they flow for
everyone's use. So is love alone to be a stolen commodity
rather than a prize to be won? It is, alas, true that the sole
blessings which I long to possess are those envied by men
at large. But a single companion, and one elderly at that,
will not be an imposition. Even when he's inclined to force
the pace, his laboured breathing will give him away.' With-
out much confidence I marshalled these reflections, and
beguiled my sceptical mind. Covering my head with my
shirt, I feigned sleep.
But suddenly my peace of mind, such as it was, was shat-
tered by what seemed to be the hand of Fortune.*A voice
above deck said in aggrieved tones: 'So he's fooled me, has
he?' It was a man's voice, one that my ears seemed to find
familiar, and which made my heart thump. Then a woman,
lashed by similar indignation, continued in this heated
strain, and said: 'What a welcome I'd extend to my exiled
Giton, if some God delivered him into my hands!' We both
turned pale as ghosts when such unexpected words struck
our ears. I was especially affected; I seemed to be experi-
encing the turmoil of a nightmare. It took me ages to find
my voice, and with shaking hands I tugged at the hem of
Eumolpus' cloak, just as he was dropping off to sleep. 'In
God's name, father,' I said, 'to whom does this ship belong,
and who are the passengers? Can you tell me?'
100 'How irritating that our friend finds the boy attractive! Yet
do we not all share nature's most glorious creations? The
sun shines on all alike; the moon with its retinue of count-
less stars guides even wild beasts to their food. What lovelier
thing can we instance than running waters? Yet they flow for
everyone's use. So is love alone to be a stolen commodity
rather than a prize to be won? It is, alas, true that the sole
blessings which I long to possess are those envied by men
at large. But a single companion, and one elderly at that,
will not be an imposition. Even when he's inclined to force
the pace, his laboured breathing will give him away.' With-
out much confidence I marshalled these reflections, and
beguiled my sceptical mind. Covering my head with my
shirt, I feigned sleep.
But suddenly my peace of mind, such as it was, was shat-
tered by what seemed to be the hand of Fortune.*A voice
above deck said in aggrieved tones: 'So he's fooled me, has
he?' It was a man's voice, one that my ears seemed to find
familiar, and which made my heart thump. Then a woman,
lashed by similar indignation, continued in this heated
strain, and said: 'What a welcome I'd extend to my exiled
Giton, if some God delivered him into my hands!' We both
turned pale as ghosts when such unexpected words struck
our ears. I was especially affected; I seemed to be experi-
encing the turmoil of a nightmare. It took me ages to find
my voice, and with shaking hands I tugged at the hem of
Eumolpus' cloak, just as he was dropping off to sleep. 'In
God's name, father,' I said, 'to whom does this ship belong,
and who are the passengers? Can you tell me?'

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  • The Satyricon i
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface and Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • Select Bibliography xlvi
  • 1 - At the School of Rhetoric 1
  • 2 - Dubious Encounters in the Town 5
  • 3 - Jealousy at the Lodging 7
  • 4 - An Episode in the Market 9
  • 5 - Enter Quartilla, the Priapic Priestess 12
  • 6 - Dinner at Trimalchio's 20
  • 7 - Giton Spurns Encolpius for Ascyltus 67
  • 8 - Eumolpus in the Art Gallery 71
  • 9 - Reconciliation with Giton; Eumolpus as Rival 79
  • 10 - The Episode on Ship. Enter Lichas and Tryphaena 88
  • 11 - The Journey to Croton 110
  • 12 - The Encounter with Circe 124
  • 13 - Eumolpus and the Legacy-Hunters 145
  • Index and Glossary of Names 205
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