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Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1104 (search)
speed, revolving by some clever contrivance on pivots by the handle, so as to appear distraught. At Electra's gate Capaneus brought up his company, bold as Ares for the battle; this device his shield bore upon its iron back: an earth-born giant carrying on his shoulders a whole city which he had wrenched from its base, a hint to us of the fate in store for Thebes. Adrastus was at the seventh gate; a hundred vipers engraved on his shield, [ as he bore on his left arm the hydra] the boast of Argos, and serpents were carrying off in their jaws the sons of Thebes from within our very walls. Now I was able to see each of them, as I carried the watch-word along to the leaders of our companies. To begin with, we fought with bows and thonged javelins, with slings that shoot from far and crashing stones; and as we were conquering, Tydeus and your son suddenly cried aloud: “You sons of Danaus, before you are torn to pieces by their attack, why delay to fall upon the gates with all your mi
Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1202 (search)
the army; they addressed to Argives and Thebans alike words I would they had never uttered. Eteocles, taking his stand on a lofty tower, after ordering silence to be proclaimed to the army, began: [and said: “O captains of Hellas,] chieftains of Argos here assembled, and you people of Cadmus, do not barter your lives for Polyneices or for me! For I myself excuse you from this risk, and will engage my brother in single combat; and if I slay him, I will possess my house alone, but if I am conquonquered I will hand down the city to him alone. You men of Argos, give up the struggle and return to your land, do not lose your lives here; there are enough of the Sown-men who lie dead.” So he spoke; then your son Polyneices rushed from the battle-line and assented to his proposal. And all the Argives and the people of Cadmus shouted their approval, as though they thought it just. On these terms the armies made a truce, and in the space between them the generals took an oath to abide b
Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1242 (search)
At once, the two sons of the old Oedipus were hiding themselves in bronze armor; and lords of Thebes with friendly care equipped the captain of this land, while Argive chieftains armed the other. There they stood dazzling, nor were they pale, all eagerness to hurl their lances at each other. Then their friends came to their sides first one, then another, with words of encouragement, saying: “Polyneices, it rests with you to set up an image of Zeus as a trophy and crown Argos with fair renown.” Others to Eteocles: “Now you are fighting for your city; now, if victorious, you have the scepter in your power.” So they spoke, cheering them to the battle. The seers were sacrificing sheep and noting the tongues and forks of fire, the damp reek which is a bad omen, and the tapering flame which gives decisions on two points, being both a sign of victory and defeat. But, if you have any power or subtle speech or charmed spell, go, restrain your children from this terrible combat, for great
Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1340 (search)
two sons accomplished the bloody deed, the struggle caused by the curse of Oedipus. Messenger Of our successes before the towers you know, for the walls are not far away [so as to prevent your learning each event as it occurred]. Now when they, the young sons of the old Oedipus, had adorned themselves in their bronze armor, they went and took their stand between the armies, [chieftains both and two generals] for the contest and the single combat. Then Polyneices, turning his eyes towards Argos, lifted up a prayer: “O Lady Hera, for I am yours, since I have married the daughter of Adrastus and dwell in your land, grant that I may slay my brother, and give my right hand, which is set against him, the victory, stained with his blood.” [Asking for a shameful crown, to kill his brother. And tears came to the eyes of many at their sad fate, and men looked at one another, casting their glances round.] But Eteocles, looking towards the temple of Pallas with the golden shield, prayed: “D<
Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 250 (search)
Chorus Around the city a thick cloud of shields is kindling a shape of bloody battle, which Ares will soon learn, if he brings upon the sons of Oedipus the curse of the Furies. O Argos, city of Pelasgia! I dread your might, and also what comes from the gods; for the one who approaches his home in armor is setting out to a contest that is not without justice.
Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 387 (search)
your marriage found it for you? Polyneices Sometimes I would have enough for the day, and sometimes not. Jocasta Didn't your father's friends and guests assist you? Polyneices Seek to be prosperous; friends are nothing in misfortune. Jocasta Didn't your noble breeding lead you to the heights? Polyneices Poverty is a curse; breeding did not find me food. Jocasta Man's dearest treasure, it seems, is his country. Polyneices You could not name how dear it is! Jocasta How did you come to Argos? What was your scheme? Polyneices Loxias gave Adrastus an oracle. Jocasta What was it? What are you saying? I cannot guess. Polyneices That he should marry his daughters to a boar and a lion. Jocasta What did you, my son, have to do with the name of beasts? Polyneices I don't know; the deity summoned me there to my destiny. Jocasta Yes, for the god is wise; but how did you win your wife? Polyneices It was night when I reached the porch of Adrastus. Jocasta In search of a resting-pl
Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 549 (search)
d a foolish favor on you; and you too have shown little sense in coming to lay your city waste. Suppose you conquer this land—may it not happen!—tell me, by the gods, how will you set up a trophy to Zeus? How will you begin the sacrifice after your country's conquest or inscribe the spoils at the streams of Inachus: “Polyneices after giving Thebes to the flames dedicated these shields to the gods”? O my son, may you never win such fame from Hellas! If, on the other hand, you are beaten and your brother's cause prevails, how will you return to Argos, leaving countless dead behind? Some one will be sure to say: “Adrastus, you made an evil betrothal; we are ruined by the marriage of one bride.” You are eager for two evils, my son, the loss of those there and ruin in the midst of your efforts here. Lay aside your violence, my sons, lay it aside; two men's follies, once they meet, result in very deadly evil. Chorus Leader O gods, avert these troubles and reconcile the sons
Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 588 (search)
n my own house. Polyneices And keep more than your share? Eteocles Yes. Leave the country! Polyneices O altars of my fathers' gods— Eteocles Which you are here to destroy. Polyneices Hear me— Eteocles Who would hear you after you have marched against your fatherland? Polyneices And temples of the gods who ride on white horses— Eteocles And who hate you. Polyneices I am being driven from my country— Eteocles Yes, for you came to destroy it. Polyneices Unjustly, O gods! Eteocles Call on the gods at Mycenae, not here. Polyneices You have become unholy— Eteocles But I have not, like you, become my country's enemy. Polyneices By driving me out without my portion. Eteocles And I will kill you in addition. Polyneices O father, do you you hear what I am suffering? Eteocles Yes, and he hears what you are doing. Polyneices And you, mother? Eteocles It is not lawful for you to mention your mother. Polyneices O my city! Eteocles Go to Argos, and invoke the waters
Euripides, Phoenissae (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 690 (search)
army. Creon Where? Are you so young that your eyes do not see what they should? Eteocles Across those trenches, to fight at once. Creon Our forces are small, while theirs are plentiful. Eteocles I know well they are brave in argument. Creon Argos has some weight among the Hellenes. Eteocles Never fear! I will soon fill the plain with their dead. Creon I could wish it so; but I see great difficulties in this. Eteocles I will not keep my army within the walls. Creon And yet victory is sit at dinner? Creon That might cause them fright, but victory is what we need. Eteocles Dirce's ford is certainly deep enough to prevent their retreat. Creon No plan so good as to keep well guarded. Eteocles What if we ride out against the army of Argos? Creon Their troops too are fenced all round with chariots. Eteocles What shall I do, then? Am I to surrender the city to the enemy? Creon No indeed! But out of your wisdom form some plan. Eteocles What forethought is wiser than mine?