“If you need an apology, then put in on my tab … I bleed for your mythology, and I’ve got nothing left.”
PISTOSI Sophie, why would you do that!? Why would you do that — what difference, what difference does it make — now!?
SOPHIE Because, “the earth is the moon” — you’ve heard that one before, haven’t you?
PISTOSI Yes, they accused Anaxagoras of teaching the same thing.
SOPHIE It was too ridiculous to just stand there.
PISTOSI Perhaps, but those men you chose were 3 and all 3 times your size.
SOPHIE Thirty minae. Hahaha. Socrates is funny.
PISTOSI That was good. I will give him that, but you …
SOPHIE The reaction of those judges was worth my entire life.
PISTOSI No it wasn’t!
SOPHIE Sure it was.
PISTOSI They don’t even know what you have done, and if they did they wouldn’t care!
SOPHIE Perhaps not. But the wives of those 3 men were watching.
PISTOSI You think your act is going to give them courage!? They will only call you a fool!
SOPHIE They probably will. But, they will feel me a hero.
PISTOSI What!? They most certainly will not!
SOPHIE Pistosi. Stop shouting. And, let me die with my lie — if I’d like.
PISTOSI What difference does it make if I honor your wishes!?
SOPHIE It makes a difference to me.
PISTOSI Well, your opinion is not going to mean anything soon!?
PISTOSI You stupid mortal! Imbecile. Human imbecile. If there were a Hades, I would wish you on your way.
SOPHIE No, you wouldn’t. You will probably beg the air for my return, you fake.
PISTOSI Why have you done this!?
SOPHIE Sorry … for you.
PISTOSI What? What!? Sophie!? You idiot. Sophie!?