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Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 254 (search)
at we pity you and him alikefor your misfortune; but dreading the punishment of the gods, we could not say anything beyond what we have now said to you. Oedipus What help comes, then, of repute or fair fame, if it ends in idle breath;seeing that Athens, as men say, is god-fearing beyond all, and alone has the power to shelter the outraged stranger, and alone the power to help him? And where are these things for me, when, after making me rise up from this rocky seat, you then drive me from the lder honor to the gods, consider those gods to be fools. But rather consider that they look on the god-fearing manand on the godless, and that never yet has an impious man found escape. With the help of those gods, do not becloud the prosperity of Athens by paying service to unholy deeds. As you have received the suppliant under your pledge,rescue me and guard me to the end; nor dishonor me when you look on this face unlovely to behold, for I have come to you as one sacred and pious, bearing comf
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 75 (search)
d come,in earthquake, or in thunder, or in the lightning of Zeus. Now I perceive that in this journey some trusty omen from you has surely led me home to this grove; never otherwise could I have met with you, first of all, in my wanderings—I, in my sobriety, with you who touch no wine,—or taken this august seat not shaped by men. Then, goddesses, according to the word of Apollo, give me at last some way to accomplish and close my course—unless, perhaps, I seem too lowly,enslaved as I am evermore to woes the sorest on the earth. Hear, sweet daughters of primeval Darkness! Hear, you that are called the city of great Pallas, Athens, given most honor of all cities! Pity this poor ghost of the man Oedipus!For in truth it is the former living body no more. Antigone Hush! Here come some aged men to spy out your resting-place. Oedipus I will be mute. But hide me in the grove, apart from the road, till I learnhow these men will speak. For in learning is the safeguard of our course.They
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 33 (search)
, stranger, do not deny me, hapless wanderer as you see,the honor of the knowledge for which I beg you. Stranger Tell me, and you will not be without honor from me. Oedipus What, then, is the place that we have entered? Stranger All that I myself know, you will hear and learn. This whole place is sacred;august Poseidon holds it, and in it lives the fire-bearing god, the Titan Prometheus. But as for the spot on which you tread, it is called the bronze threshold of this land, the support of Athens. And the neighboring fields claim Colonus, the horse-rider, for their ancient ruler;and all the people bear his name in common as their own. Such, you see, stranger, are these haunts. They receive their honor not through story, but rather through our living with them. Oedipus Are there indeed dwellers in this region? Stranger Yes indeed, the namesakes of that god there [Colonus]. Oedipus Have they a king? Or does speaking [in assembly] rest with the masses? Stranger These parts are ruled
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 1 (search)
e to learn as foreigners from the townsmen, and to bring to completion whatever we hear. Antigone Father, toil-worn Oedipus, the towers thatring the city, to judge by sight, are far off; and this place is sacred, to judge from its appearance: laurel, olive, and vine grow thick-set; and a feathered crowd of nightingales makes music within. So sit here on this unshaped stone;you have travelled a long way for an old man. Oedipus Seat me, then, and watch over the blind. Antigone If time can teach, I need not learn that. Oedipus Can you tell me, now, where we have arrived? Antigone Athens I know, but not this place. Oedipus Yes, so much every traveller told us. Antigone Well, shall I go and learn what the spot is called? Oedipus Yes, child, if indeed it is inhabited. Antigone It surely is inhabited. But I think there is no need—I see a man nearby. Oedipus Setting off and coming toward us? Antigone He is at our side already. Speak whatever seems timely to you, for the man is her
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 960 (search)
e the criminal, and not look around for a justification. Such then were the evils into which I came, led by the gods; and in this, I think, my father's soul, could it come back to life, would not contradict me.But you are not just; you are one who considers it a fine thing to utter every sort of word, both those which are sanctioned and those which are forbidden—such are your taunts against me in the presence of these men. And to you it seems a fine thing to flatter the renowned Theseus, and Athens, saying how well it is governed.Yet while giving such generous praise, you forget that if any land knows how to worship the gods with honors, this land excels in that. It is from her that you had planned to steal me, a suppliant and an old man, and tried to seize me, having already carried off my daughters.Therefore I now call on the goddesses here, I supplicate them, I beseech them with prayers, to bring me help and to fight on my behalf, that you may learn well what kind of men this city i
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 720 (search)
ourn his woes.Unhappy Oedipus, hear us, and come home! Justly are you summoned by all the Cadmeans, and most of all by me, since I—unless I am the worst of all men born—feel most sorrow for your woes, old man,when I see you, unhappy as you are, a stranger and a wanderer evermore, roaming in beggary, with one handmaid for your support. Ah, me, I had not thought that she could fall to such a depth of misery as that to which she has fallen—this poor girl!—as she tends forever your dark life amid poverty; in ripe youth, but unwed: a prize for the first passerby to seize. Is it not a cruel reproach—alas!—that I have cast at you, and me, and all our race?But indeed an open shame cannot be hidden. Oedipus, in the name of your ancestral gods, listen to me! Hide it, and consent to return to the city and the house of your ancestors, after bidding a kind farewell to this city. Athens is worthy; yet your own city has the first claim on your reverence,since it was Thebes that nurtured y
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 1751 (search)
Enter Theseus. Theseus Cease your lament, children! Where the favor of the nether night is stored up, there is no room for sorrow; divine retribution would follow. Antigone Son of Aegeus, we supplicate you! Theseus To obtain what desire, my children? Antigone We want look with our own eyes upon our father's tomb. Theseus It is not right to go there. Antigone What do you mean, lord, ruler of Athens? Theseus Children, he told me that no one should draw near that place, or approach with prayer the sacred tomb in which he sleeps. He said that, so long as I saw to this, I would always keep the country free from pain.The divinity heard me say these things, as did the all-seeing Oath of Zeus. Antigone If this is his intention, we must be content with it.Send us to ancient Thebes, in case we may somehow stop the bloodshed that threatens our brothers. Theseus I will do both this and whatever other favorable service I can, for youand for the newly-departed under the earth, according