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Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1 (search)
slain chieftains stand nearby. Around the altar are the attendants of the goddess. Aethra Demeter, guardian of this Eleusinian land, and you servants of the goddess who attend her shrine, grant happiness to me and my son Theseus, to the city of Athens 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 ine 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 persuade my son to take up the dead and help to bury them, either by winning words or force of arms, laying on my son and on Athens this task alone. Now it happened that I had left my house and come to offer sacrifice on behalf of the earth's crop at this shrine, where first the fruitful corn showed its bristling shocks above the soil. And here at the holy altars of the two
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1165 (search)
Theseus Adrastus, and you women sprung from Argos, you see these children bearing in their hands the bodies of their valiant sires whom I redeemed; to you I give these gifts, I and Athens. And you must bear in mind the memory of this favor, marking well the treatment you have had of me. And to the children I repeat these same words, that you may honor this city, to children's children ever handing on the the memory of what you have received. Be Zeus the witness, with the gods in heaven, of the treatment we vouchsafed you before you left us. Adrastus Theseus, well we know all the kindness you have conferred upon the land of Argos in her need, and ours shall be a gratitude that never grows old, for your generous treatment makes us debtors for a like return. Theseus What still remains, where I can serve you? Adrastus Fare well, for you are worthy of it, and your city too. Theseus It will be so; may you too have the same fortune! Athena appears from above. Athena Hear, Theseus
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 162 (search)
Adrastus True; and many a general owes defeat to that. O king of Athens, bravest of the sons of Hellas, I am ashamed to throw myself upon the ground and clasp your knees, I a grey-haired king, blessed in days gone by; yet I must yield to my misfortunes. Please save the dead; have pity on my sorrows and on these, the mothers of the slain, whom gray old age finds bereft of their sons; yet they endured to journey here and tread a foreign soil with aged tottering steps, bearing no embassy to Demld take a pleasure in their making; for if it is not so with him, he would not be able if suffering at home, to gladden others; no, it is not even right to expect it. Perhaps you might say: “Why pass the land of Pelops over, and lay this toil on Athens?” This I am bound to declare. Sparta is cruel, her customs variable; the other states are small and weak. Your city alone would be able to undertake this labor; for it turns an eye on misery, and has in you a young and gallant shepherd; for the
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 494 (search)
ought, this too is bravery. Chorus Leader The punishment Zeus has inflicted was surely enough; there was no need to heap this wanton insult on us. Adrastus Abandoned wretch!— Theseus Peace, Adrastus! say no more; do not set your words before mine, for it is not to you this fellow has come with his message, but to me, and I must answer him. Your first assertion I will answer first: I am not aware that Creon is my lord and master, or that his power outweighs mine, that so he should compel Athens to act in this way; no! for then would the tide of time have to flow backward, if we are to be ordered, as he thinks. It is not I who choose this war, seeing that I did not even join these warriors to go unto the land of Cadmus; but still I think it right to bury the fallen dead, not injuring any state nor yet introducing murderous strife, but preserving the law of all Hellas. What is not well in this? If you suffered anything from the Argives, they are dead; you took a splendid vengeance o
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 634 (search)
A messenger enters. Messenger Ladies, I bring you joyous tidings, and I myself escaped—for I was prisoner in the battle which the seven companies of the dead chieftains fought near Dirce's fountain—to bear the news of Theseus' victory. But I will save you tedious questioning; I was the servant of Capaneus, whom Zeus with scorching bolt burnt to ashes. Chorus Leader Dearest friend, fair is your news of your own return, not less the report about Theseus; and if the army of Athens, too, is safe, all your message will be welcome. Messenger Safe, and all has happened as I would it had befallen Adrastus and his Argives, whom he led from Inachus, to march against the city of the Cadmeans. Chorus Leader How did the son of Aegeus and his fellow-warriors raise their trophy to Zeus? Tell us, for you were there and can gladden us who were not. Messenger Bright shone the sun, one levelled line of light, upon the world, as by Electra's gate I stood to watch, from a turret with a far ou