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Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 1 (search)
dom I know not at second hand but by experience. For out of a sense of honor and because I reverenced the tie of blood, I more than any other shared with Heracles in his many labors while he was in our midst, though I could have lived at peace in Argos. And now, since he dwells in heaven, I keep safe beneath my wings these children of his, though I myself need someone to save me. When their father departed from the earth, first Eurystheus determined to kill us. But we escaped from him, and thoubles Eurystheus plagued us with, he thought it right to commit this outrage against us: he would send heralds wherever on earth he learned we were trying to settle and demand our surrender and keep us out of that land, alleging that the city of Argos was no slight thing to make a friend or foe of and that he himself enjoyed high prosperity. And these men, seeing that my power was weak and that these children were small and had lost their father, honored the mightier side and kept us from the
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 48 (search)
from the face of the earth. A curse on you, hateful creature, and on him who sent you for all the many troubles that same mouth of yours also laid on these children's noble father! Herald No doubt you imagine this is a fine position you have taken up and that you have come to a city that is your ally. What a fool you are! For there is no one who will choose to have your worthless might in preference to Eurystheus. March! Why take all this trouble? You must get up from the altar and on to Argos, where a stony justice awaits you. Iolaus No, since the god's altar will protect me, and since the land on which we stand is free. Herald Do you wish to cause this hand of mine more work? Iolaus Surely you will not use force to take me and these children away. Herald You'll see. You are not, it seems, a good prophet in this. Iolaus It shall not happen while I am still alive! Herald Off! Be gone! He pulls Iolaus away from the altar and knocks him onto the ground. And as for these, whet
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 95 (search)
Chorus What is your errand? To win the right to address the city? Iolaus We ask not to be surrendered, not to be dragged off against the will of your gods to Argos. Herald But this will not satisfy your owners. They have control of you and have found you here. Chorus It is right to respect the gods' suppliants, stranger. They should not be made to leave their sanctuaries with violence. For Lady Justice will not be so treated. Herald Then send these chattel of Eurystheus from your land and I shall not use force. Chorus It is godless to yield up a suppliant band of strangers. Herald Yes, but it is a fine thing to keep one's foot clear of trouble and to hit on the superior plan.
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 134 (search)
their misfortunes. Come, make the comparison: what is your profit if you let these men into your country, and what if you let us take them away? From us you stand to gain things such as this: winning for your city an army as powerful as that of Argos and the whole might of Eurystheus. But if you give ear to the pleas and the lamentations of these and grow soft, then the matter becomes one for spears to settle: for you must not suppose that we will let the contest go with no play of cold steel. What then will you say? Of what lands will you allege you have been robbed, of what booty despoiled, that you go to war with Argos? In defense of what allies, on whose behalf will you bury the fallen? Your citizens will have nothing good to say of you if for an old man's sake, a a nullity as good as dead, and for these children you put your foot in the mire: if you let go of your true advantage, you will find only hope, and that is a thing that falls far short of cash in hand. Against the
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 181 (search)
ak in reply, and no one shall thrust me away before I am done, as they have elsewhere. We have nothing to do with this man. For since we no longer have a share in Argos and this has been voted, but are in exile from our native land, how can this man rightfully take us off as Mycenaeans, when they have banished us from the country? We are now foreigners. Or do you think it right that whoever is banished from Argos should be banished from the whole Greek world? Not from Athens, at any rate: they shall not drive Heracles' children out of their land from fear of the Argives! This is not Trachis or some Achaean town, places from which you expelled these children, suppliants though they were and seated at the altar. You did not do this by any lawful plea but by prating of Argos' importance, just as you are doing today. If that happens here and they judge your case the winner, Athens in my judgment is no longer free. But I know the nature and temper of these men. They will be willing to
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 232 (search)
ndeserved misfortune. Demophon Raising Iolaus to his feet Three paths of concern compel me, Iolaus, not to reject your words. Most important is Zeus, at whose altar you sit with this assembly of fledglings; second, kinship and the debt long-standing that these children should for their father's sake be well treated at our hands; and last, fear of disgrace, the thing I must be most concerned about. For if I am to allow this altar to be robbed by a foreigner, it will be thought that it is no free land I govern but that I have betrayed suppliants for fear of the Argives. And that is nearly enough to make me hang myself. But while I could wish that you had come in happier plight, still even so have no fear that anyone shall drag you and the children by force from the altar. To the Herald As for you, go to Argos and report this to Eurystheus, and say in addition that if he makes any charge against these foreigners, he shall receive his due. But you shall never take these children away.
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 253 (search)
mophon Be injured! I shall not defile the gods. Herald I am not eager you should have war with Argos. Demophon No more am I. But these I'll not let go. Herald I'll take them all the same for they are mine. Demophon Then you will find the trip to Argos hard. Herald I'll learn from the event if this is so. Demophon You touch them to your cost—your present cost! Chorus Leader In the gods' l appear in his fury to you, your citizens, your land, and its crops. There would be no point in Argos' possessing so great an army of young men if we did not punish you. Demophon Clear out! I am noam not afraid of your Argos. It was not destined that you would remove these suppliants from Athens and disgrace me. For the city that I rule is not Argos' subject but free.Exit Herald by Eisodos A.am not afraid of your Argos. It was not destined that you would remove these suppliants from Athens and disgrace me. For the city that I rule is not Argos' subject but free.Exit Herald by Eisodos
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 297 (search)
and the Chorus clasp hands. My children, we have put our friends to the test. And so if you ever return to your country and live in your ancestral home and your patrimony, you must consider for all time as your saviors and friends. Remember never to raise a hostile force against this land, but consider it always your greatest friend. The Athenians are worthy of your reverence seeing that in exchange for us they took the enmity of the great land of Argos and its army, even though they saw that we were wandering beggars [they did not give us up or drive us from the land]. In life , and in death, when I die, I shall stand next to Theseus and extoll you in praise and cheer him with this story, that in kindness you took in and defended the children of Heracles and that you enjoy good repute throughout all Hellas and keep your father's reputation and, though born of noble stock, you in no way prove le
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 333 (search)
Demophon Your words are well spoken, old sir, and I am confident that the deeds of these children will match them: our favor to you will be remembered. I shall muster the citizens and marshall them so that we may meet the army of Mycenae with a large force: first I shall send scouts to spy on it so that it may not approach without my being aware (for at Argos every man is a swift-footed warrior), and then I shall gather the prophets and make sacrifice. But leave Zeus's altar and go with the children to the palace. There are men there who will take care of you, even if I am away. Go to the palace, old sir. Iolaus I will not leave the altar. We will stay here as suppliants and pray for the city's good fortune. But when she has escaped with honor from this struggle, then we will go to the palace. The gods we have as allies are not worse than those of the Argives, my lord. For Hera is their champion, Zeus's wife, but Athena is ours. This too is a source of good fortune for us, that
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 353 (search)
Chorus Though you utter a great boast, o stranger from Argos, others do not on that account care the more for you, and by your proud words you shall not daunt our hearts. Long may it be before this happens to great Athens of the fair dancing-grounds! But you are senseless, and so is the son of Sthenelus,Eurystheus. tyrant at Argos. Chorus Though you utter a great boast, o stranger from Argos, others do not on that account care the more for you, and by your proud words you shall not daunt our hearts. Long may it be before this happens to great Athens of the fair dancing-grounds! But you are senseless, and so is the son of Sthenelus,Eurystheus. tyrant at Argos.
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