That's an old song! I am going to leave you no peace till you have
told me who this man is; and if I ask it, it's entirely because of
Well, be it so. I will reveal it to you as being the most faithful
and the most rascally of all my servants. I honoured the gods and
did what was right, and yet I was none the less poor and unfortunate.
Others amassed wealth-the sacrilegious, the demagogues, the
informers, indeed every sort of rascal.
Therefore I came to consult the oracle of the god, not on my own