When I arrived at Thasos they met me with missiles of shit.
And then someone stood near me and said:
“Dirtiest of all men, who persuaded you to mount
this pristine stage with feet like yours?”
᾿Ες δὲ Θάσον μ’ ἐλθόντα μετεωρίζοντες ἔβαλλον
πολλοῖσι σπελέθοισι, καὶ ὧδέ τις εἶπε παραστάς·
‘ὦ πάντων ἀνδρῶν βδελυρώτατε, τίς σ’ ἀνέπεισεν
καλὴν ἐς κρηπῖδα ποσὶν τοιοῖσδ’ ἀναβῆναι;’
I like parody. Who doesn’t? Not enough people know about the Batrakhomuomakhia. But I knew nothing about Hegemon before today. Hegemon? Apparently the inventor of parody who does not merit a Wikipedia page of his own.
I like this because of the language, oh and the ugly feet thing. I empathize. In the rest of the passage, the speaker says that Athena came to him and encouraged him to sing