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Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 113 (search)
s in silence. Adrastus There I lost the pick of Argos' sons. Theseus These are the results of that unhappy war. Adrastus I went and demanded their bodies from Thebes. Theseus Did you rely on heralds, Hermes' servants, in order to bury them? Adrastus 1 did; and even then their slayers did not let me. Theseus Why, what did thesolve, or the wish of all the city? Adrastus The sons of Danaus, one and all, implore you to bury the dead. Theseus Why did you lead your seven armies against Thebes? Adrastus To confer that favor on the husbands of my two daughters. Theseus To which of the Argives did you give your daughters in marriage? Adrastus I made no had they left the borders of their native land and come to you? Adrastus Tydeus was exiled for the murder of a kinsman. Theseus Why had the son of Oedipus left Thebes? Adrastus By reason of his father's curse, not to spill his brother's blood. Theseus That voluntary exile you have spoken of was no doubt wise. Adrastus But t
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 381 (search)
Theseus addresses one of his own heralds. As he speaks, the Herald from King Creon of Thebes enters. Theseus With this art you have always served the state and me by carrying my proclamations far and wide; now cross Asopus and the waters of Ismenus, and declare this message to the haughty king of the Cadmeans: “Theseus, your neighbor, one who well may win what he craves, begs as a favor your permission to bury the dead, winning to yourself the love of all the Erechtheidae.” And if they are willing, thank them and come back again, but if they do not hearken, your second message runs thus: they may expect my warrior army; for at the sacred fount of CalIichorus my army camps in readiness and is being reviewed. Moreover, the city gladly of its own accord undertook this labor, when it perceived my wish. Ha! who comes here to interrupt my speech? A Theban herald, so it seems, though I am not sure of this. Stay; perhaps he may save you your trouble. For by his coming he meets my purpos
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 399 (search)
Theban Herald Who is the despot of this land? To whom must I announce the message of Creon who rules over the land of Cadmus, since Eteocles was slain by the hand of his brother Polyneices, at the sevenfold gates of Thebes? Theseus You have made a false beginning to your speech, stranger, in seeking a despot here. For this city is not ruled by one man, but is free. The people rule in succession year by year, allowing no preference to wealth, but the poor man shares equally with the rich. Theban Herald You give me here an advantage, as in a game of checkers; for the city from which I come is ruled by one man only, not by the mob; no one there puffs up the citizens with specious words, and for his own advantage twists them this way or that, one moment dear to them and lavish of his favors, the next harmful to all; and yet by fresh calumnies of others he hides his former failures and escapes punishment. Besides, how would the people, if it cannot form true judgments, be able right
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 837 (search)
Theseus I meant to question you when you were venting your lamentations to the army, but I will let it pass; yet, though I dropped the matter then and left it alone, I now ask you, Adrastus. Of what lineage sprang those youths, to shine so bright in courage? Tell it to our younger citizens, from your fuller wisdom; for you are skilled to know. I myself beheld their daring deeds, too high for words to tell, by which they thought to capture Thebes. One question I will spare you, lest I provoke your laughter; the foe that each of them encountered in the fray, the spear from which each received his death-wound. These are idle tales alike for those who hear or him who speaks, that any man amid the fray, when clouds of darts are hurtling before his eyes, should declare for certain who each champion is. I could not ask such questions, nor yet believe those who dare assert it; for when a man is face to face with the foe, he could hardly see even that which it is his duty to observe. A
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1196 (search)
iple roads that lead to the Isthmus. Thus much to you, Theseus, I address; next to the sons of Argos I speak: when you are young men, the town beside Ismenus shall you sack, avenging the slaughter of your dead fathers; you too, Aegialeus, shall take your father's place and in your youth command the army, and with you, marching from Aetolia, Tydeus' son, whom his father named Diomedes. As soon as the beards overshadow your cheeks you must lead an armed Danaid army against the battlements of Thebes with sevenfold gates. For to their sorrow shall you come like lion's whelps in full-grown might to sack their city. No otherwise is it to be; and you shall be a theme for minstrels' songs in days to come, known through Hellas as “the After-born”; so famous shall your expedition be, thanks to the god. Theseus Lady Athena, I will hearken to your words; for you set me up, so that I do not go astray. And I will bind this man by an oath; only guide my steps aright. For if you are friendly to o