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Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1 (search)
ancient plain of land, the streams of Inachus, from which king Agamemnon once mounted war on a thousand ships and sailed to the land of Troy. After he had slain Priam, the ruler of Ilium, and captured the famous city of Dardanus, he came here to Argos and set up on the high temples many spoils of the barbarians. And in Troy he was successful; but at home he died by the guile of his wife Clytemnestra and the hand of Aegisthus, son of Thyestes. And he left behind the ancient scepter of Tantalusits power. For if some man of high position got her, he would have roused the sleeping blood of Agamemnon and judgment would have come at some time to Aegisthus. But I have never (Cypris knows this too) dishonored her in bed; she is still a virgin indeed. I am ashamed to have the daughter of a wealthy man and violate her, when I was not born of equal rank. And I groan for the wretched Orestes, called my kinsman, if he shall ever return to Argos and see the unfortunate marriage of his sist
Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1238 (search)
oskouroi appear from above. Dioskouroi Son of Agamemnon, listen; the twin sons of Zeus, your mother's brothers, Castor and his brother Polydeuces, are calling you. Having just now calmed the swell of the sea, terrible for ships, we have come to Argos when we saw the slaying of our sister, your mother. Now she has her just reward, but you have not acted justly, and Phoebus, Phoebus—but I am silent, for he is my lord; although he is wise, he gave you oracles that were not. But it is necessary to accept these things. As to what remains, you must do what Fate and Zeus have accomplished for you. Give Electra to Pylades as his wife to take to his home; but you leave Argos; for it is not for you, who killed your mother, to set foot in this city. And the dread goddesses of death, the one who glare like hounds, will drive you up and down, a maddened wanderer. Go to Athens and embrace the holy image of Pallas; for she will prevent them, flickering with dreadful serpents, from touching you
Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1264 (search)
ther's murder. And this law will be set for posterity, that the accused will always win his case if he has equal votes. Then the dread goddesses, stricken with grief at this, will sink into a cleft of the earth beside this hill, a holy, revered prophetic shrine for mortals. You must found an Arcadian city beside the streams of Alpheus near the sacred enclosure to Lycaean Apollo; and the city will be called after your name. I say this to you. As for this corpse of Aegisthus, the citizens of Argos will cover it in the earth in burial. But as for your mother, Menelaus, who has arrived at Nauplia only now after capturing Troy, will bury her, with Helen helping him; for she has come from Proteus' house, leaving Egypt, and she never went to Troy; Zeus, to stir up strife and bloodshed among mortals, sent a phantom of Helen to Ilium. Now let Pylades, having one who is both a virgin and a married woman, go home from the Achaean land, and let him conduct the one called your brother-in-law t
Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 127 (search)
Electra Hasten your step, it is time; go onward, onward, weeping. Ah me! In what city and what household do you wander about, my wretched brother, leaving your pitiable sister in our ancestral home, to great pain? Come to me, the unhappy one, as a deliverer from this pain, oh Zeus, Zeus, and as a defender for my father against his most hateful bloodshed; bring the wanderer to shore in Argos.
Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 167 (search)
The Chorus of Argive Country-Women enter. Chorus O Electra, daughter of Agamemnon, I have come to your rustic courtyard. A milk-drinker from Mycenae has come, he has come, a mountain walker; he reports that the Argives are proclaiming a sacrifice for the third day from now, and that all maidens are to go to Hera's temple. Electra My unhappy heart beats fast, friends, but not at adornment or gold; nor will I set up choruses with the maidens of Argos and beat my foot in the mazes of the dance. By tears I pass the night; tears are my unhappy care day by day. See if my filthy hair, and the rags of my dress, will be fit for a princess, a daughter of Agamemnon, or for Troy, once taken, which remembers my father.
Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 262 (search)
erless children, when he gave me to such a man. Orestes So that you might not bear sons to punish him, of course? Electra That was his plan; may he make amends to me for it! Orestes Does your mother's husband know that you are a virgin? Electra He does not know; we steal that from him by our silence. Orestes Are these women who hear our talk friends of yours ? Electra They will keep both your words and mine well hidden. Orestes What then could Orestes do in this matter if he comes to Argos? Electra Do you ask this? You have said a shameful word; isn't it the critical time now? Orestes But if he does come, how might he kill his father's murderers? Electra By daring such things as his enemies dared against my father. Orestes And would you dare, with him, to kill your mother? Electra Yes, with that same axe by which my father died. Orestes Am I to tell him this, and that your purpose is steadfast? Electra Once I had shed my mother's blood, I might die! Orestes Ah! Would
Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 364 (search)
thing, and good children from evil parents; famine in a rich man's spirit, and a mighty soul in a poor man's body. How then does one rightly distinguish and judge these things? By wealth? A sorry test to use. Or by those who have nothing? But poverty has a disease, it teaches a man to be wicked in his need. But shall I turn to warfare? Who, facing the enemy's spear, could be a witness as to who is brave? It is best to leave these matters alone, at random. For this man, neither important in Argos, nor puffed up by the good reputation of his family, but one of the many, has been found to be the best. Do not be foolish, you who wander about full of empty notions, but judge those noble among men by their company and by their habits. For such men rule well both states and homes; while those bodies that are empty of mind are only ornaments in the market-place. For the strong arm does not await the battle any better than the weak; this depends on natural courage. But, since Agamemnon's s
Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 596 (search)
ill give them back in turn. You, old man, for you have come at the right time, tell me, what should I do to avenge myself on my father's murderer [and on my mother,the partner in his unholy marriage]? Do I still have any well-disposed friends in Argos? Or am I wholly bankrupt, just as my fortunes are? With whom shall I ally myself? By night or day? What course shall I take against my enemies? Old man Child, you have no friend in your misfortune. For this thing is a godsend indeed, to share i there, he will invite you to the feast. Orestes I shall be a bitter companion in the feast, if the god wishes it. Old man After that, you yourself invent something, as it falls out. Orestes Well said. But my mother, where is she? Old man At Argos; but she will join her husband for the feast. Orestes Why didn't my mother set out with her husband? Old man From fear of the citizens' reproach she stayed behind. Orestes I understand; she knows that the city suspects her. Old man Something
Euripides, Electra (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 988 (search)
As Orestes withdraws into the hut, Clytemnestra enters in a chariot. Her attendants are hand-maidens attired in gorgeous apparel. Chorus Hail, Queen of the land of Argos, child of Tyndareus, and sister of those two noble sons of Zeus who dwell in the fiery heavens among the stars, whose honored office it is to save mortals in the high waves. Welcome, I give you worship equal to the blessed gods for your wealth and great prosperity. Now is the time to pay our court to your fortunes. Welcome, o queen.