HIEROCLES (in an oracular tone)
Oh! wretched mortals, oh, you idiots!
Keep such ugly terms for yourself.
What! you are so ignorant you don't understand the will of the
gods and you make a treaty, you, who are men, with apes, who are
HIEROCLES (resuming the oracular manner)
You simple pigeons, you trust yourselves to foxes, who are all
Oh, you trouble-maker! may your lungs get as hot as this meat!