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Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1 (search)
and the country of Pittheus, where my father reared me, Aethra, in a happy home, and gave me in marriage to Aegeus, Pandion's son, according to the oracle of Loxias. This prayer I make, when I behold these aged women, who, leaving their homes in Argos, now throw themselves with suppliant branches at my knees in their terrible trouble; for around the gates of Cadmus they have lost their seven noble sons, whom Adrastus, king of Argos, once led there, eager to secure for exiled Polyneices, his Argos, once led there, eager to secure for exiled Polyneices, his son-in-law, a share in the heritage of Oedipus; so now their mothers would bury in the grave the dead, whom the spear has slain, but the victors prevent them and will not allow them to take up the corpses, holding the laws of the gods in no honor. Here lies Adrastus on the ground with streaming eyes, sharing with them the burden of their prayer to me, and bemoaning the havoc of the sword and the sorry fate of the warriors whom he led from their homes. And he urges me to use entreaty to persuad
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 87 (search)
rious note proclaim their woe; from aged eyes the piteous tear is starting to the ground, their hair is shorn, their robes are not the robes of joy. What does it mean, mother? It is for you to make it plain to me, for me to listen; yes, for I expect some strange tidings. Aethra My son, these are the mothers of those seven generals, who fell around the gates of Cadmus' town. With suppliant boughs they keep me prisoner, as you see, in their midst. Theseus And who is that man moaning piteously in the gateway? Aethra Adrastus, they inform me, king of Argos. Theseus Are those his children, those boys who stand round him? Aethra No, but the sons of the fallen slain. Theseus Why have they come to us, with suppliant hand outstretched? Aethra I know why; but it is for them to tell their story, my son. Theseus To you, in your mantle muffled, I address my inquiries; unveil your head, let lamentation be, and speak; for nothing can be achieved save through the utterance of your tongue.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 113 (search)
have come a suppliant to you and to your city. Theseus What do you hunt? What need is yours? Adrastus Do you know how I led an expedition to its ruin? Theseus Yes, you did not pass through Hellas 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 leur just request? Adrastus Say! Success makes them forget how to bear their fortune. Theseus Have you come to me then for counsel? or why? Adrastus With the wish that you, Theseus, should recover the sons of the Argives. Theseus Where is your Argos now? Were its boasts all in vain? Adrastus We failed and are ruined. We have come to you. Theseus Is this your own private resolve, or the wish of all the city? Adrastus The sons of Danaus, one and all, implore you to bury the dead. Theseus
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 219 (search)
son of folly, seeing that you, though obedient to Apollo's oracle in giving your daughters to strangers, as if gods really existed, yet have hurt your house by mingling the stream of its pure line with muddy waters; no! never should the wise man have joined the stock of just and unjust in one, but should have gotten prosperous friends for his family. For the god, confusing their destinies, often destroys by the sufferer's fate his fellow sufferer, who never committed injustice. You led all Argos forth to battle, though seers proclaimed the will of heaven, and then in scorn of them and in violent disregard of the gods have ruined your city, led away by younger men, those who court distinction, and add war to war unrighteously, destroying their fellow-citizens; one aspires to lead an army; another would seize the reins of power and work his wanton will; a third is bent on gain, careless of any ill the people thereby suffer. For there are three ranks of citizens; the rich, a useless
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 365 (search)
Chorus O Argos, home of steeds, my native land! you have heard these words, you have heard the king's will, pious toward the gods, of great importance for Pelasgia and throughout Argos. Chorus O Argos, home of steeds, my native land! you have heard these words, you have heard the king's will, pious toward the gods, of great importance for Pelasgia and throughout Argos.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 465 (search)
Theban Herald Now I will speak. On these disputed points you hold this view, but I the contrary. I and all the people of Cadmus forbid you to admit Adrastus to this land, but if he is here, drive him forth in disregard of the holy suppliant bough, before the blazing sun sinks, and do not attempt violently to take up the dead, since you have nothing to do with the city of Argos. And if you will hearken to me, you shall bring your ship of state into port unharmed by the billows; but if not, fierce shall be the surge of battle that we and our allies shall raise. Take good thought, and do not, angered at my words, because you rule your city with so-called freedom, return a vaunting answer from your feebler means. Hope is not to be trusted; it has involved many a state in strife, by leading them into excessive rage. For whenever the city has to vote on the question of war, no man ever takes his own death into account, but shifts this misfortune on to another; but if death were before
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 494 (search)
ellas. What is not well in this? If you suffered anything from the Argives, they are dead; you took a splendid vengeance on your foes and covered them with shame, and now your right is at an end. Let the dead now be buried in the earth, and each element return to the place from where it came to the body, the breath to the air, the body to the ground; for in no way did we get it for our own, but to live our life in, and after that its mother earth must take it back again. Do you think it is Argos you are injuring in refusing burial to the dead? No! all Hellas has a share of this, if a man robs the dead of their due and keeps them from the tomb; for, if this law is enacted, it will strike dismay into the stoutest hearts. And have you come to cast dire threats at me, while your own folk are afraid of giving burial to the dead? What is your fear? Do you think they will undermine your land in their graves, or that they will beget children in a cavern of the earth, from whom shall come
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 549 (search)
the issue is clear; I will go and bury them by force. For never shall it be proclaimed through Hellas that the ancient law of the gods was set at nothing, when it devolved on me and the city of Pandion. Chorus Leader Be of good cheer; for if you preserve the light of justice, you shall escape many a charge that men might urge. Theban Herald Do you want me to tell my story briefly? Theseus Say what you will; for you are not silent as it is. Theban Herald You shall never take the sons of Argos from our land. Theseus Hear, then, my answer too to that, if you wish. Theban Herald I will hear you; not that I wish it, but I must give you your turn. Theseus I will bury the dead, when I have removed them from Asopus' land. Theban Herald First you must run a risk in the front of war. Theseus Many an enterprise and of a different kind have I endured before this. Theban Herald Were you then begotten by your father to cope with every foe? Theseus Yes, with all wanton villains; virtu
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 626 (search)
Second Semi-Chorus Once more do we invoke the gods we called upon before. First Semi-Chorus Yes, in our fear this is our chiefest trust. Second Semi-Chorus O Zeus, father to the child the heifer-mother bore in days long past, that daughter of Inachus! First Semi-Chorus O be gracious, I pray, and champion this city! Second Semi-Chorus It is your own darling, your own settler in the city of Argos that I am striving from outrage to rescue for the funeral pyre.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 726 (search)
choose, one who shows his bravery in danger, yet hates the pride of those that in their hour of fortune lose the bliss they might have enjoyed, through seeking to scale the ladder's topmost step. Chorus Leader Now I believe in the gods after seeing this unexpected day, and I feel my woes are lighter now that these men have paid their penalty. Adrastus O Zeus, why is it that men assert the wisdom of the wretched human race? On you we depend, and we do whatever you may wish. We thought our Argos irresistible, ourselves a young and lusty army, and so when Eteocles was for making terms, in spite of his fair offer we would not accept them, and so we perished. Then in their turn those foolish folk of Cadmus, to fortune raised, like some beggar with his newly-gotten wealth, became wantonly violent, and in their violence were ruined in their turn. O you who strain your bow beyond the mark; you foolish sons of men, only by suffering many evils as you deserve, though deaf to friends, yet
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