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ancient Athens
used in A Midsummer Night's Dream

16 uses
  • There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee; And to that place the sharp Athenian law Cannot pursue us.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Athens. A room in the Palace of THESEUS (64% in)
  • THESEUS Go, Philostrate, Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments; Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth; Turn melancholy forth to funerals— The pale companion is not for our pomp.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Athens. A room in the Palace of THESEUS (6% in)
  • Take thou some of it, and seek through this grove: A sweet Athenian lady is in love With a disdainful youth: anoint his eyes; But do it when the next thing he espies May be the lady: thou shalt know the man By the Athenian garments he hath on.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A wood near Athens (97% in)
  • Take thou some of it, and seek through this grove: A sweet Athenian lady is in love With a disdainful youth: anoint his eyes; But do it when the next thing he espies May be the lady: thou shalt know the man By the Athenian garments he hath on.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A wood near Athens (98% in)
  • ] PUCK Through the forest have I gone, But Athenian found I none, On whose eyes I might approve This flower's force in stirring love.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (43% in)
  • Weeds of Athens he doth wear: This is he, my master said, Despised the Athenian maid; And here the maiden, sleeping sound, On the dank and dirty ground.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (46% in)
  • Near to her close and consecrated bower, While she was in her dull and sleeping hour, A crew of patches, rude mechanicals, That work for bread upon Athenian stalls, Were met together to rehearse a play Intended for great Theseus' nuptial day.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (2% in)
  • But hast thou yet latch'd the Athenian's eyes With the love-juice, as I did bid thee do?
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (8% in)
  • PUCK I took him sleeping,—that is finish'd too,— And the Athenian woman by his side; That, when he wak'd, of force she must be ey'd.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (8% in)
  • ] OBERON Stand close; this is the same Athenian.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (9% in)
  • Did not you tell me I should know the man By the Athenian garments he had on?
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (76% in)
  • And so far blameless proves my enterprise That I have 'nointed an Athenian's eyes: And so far am I glad it so did sort, As this their jangling I esteem a sport.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (76% in)
  • And, gentle Puck, take this transformed scalp From off the head of this Athenian swain, That he awaking when the other do, May all to Athens back again repair, And think no more of this night's accidents But as the fierce vexation of a dream.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — The Wood (30% in)
  • LYSANDER My lord, I shall reply amazedly, Half 'sleep, half waking; but as yet, I swear, I cannot truly say how I came here: But, as I think,—for truly would I speak— And now I do bethink me, so it is,— I came with Hermia hither: our intent Was to be gone from Athens, where we might be, Without the peril of the Athenian law.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — The Wood (70% in)
  • BOTTOM Masters, I am to discourse wonders: but ask me not what; for if I tell you, I am not true Athenian.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Athens. A Room in QUINCE'S House (65% in)
  • ] 'The battle with the Centaurs, to be sung By an Athenian eunuch to the harp.'
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — Athens. An Apartment in the Palace of THESEUS (14% in)

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