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Homer, The Odyssey (ed. Samuel Butler, Based on public domain edition, revised by Timothy Power and Gregory Nagy.) 80 0 Browse Search
Homer, The Iliad (ed. Samuel Butler) 18 0 Browse Search
Sophocles, Philoctetes (ed. Sir Richard Jebb) 12 0 Browse Search
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Sophocles, Philoctetes (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 86 (search)
Neoptolemus I abhor acting on advice, son of Laertes, which causes pain in the hearing. It is not in my nature to achieve anything by means of evil cunning, nor was it, as I hear, in my father's.But I am ready to take the man by force and without treachery, since with the use of one foot only, he will not overcome so many of us in a struggle. And yet I was sent to assist you and am reluctant to be called traitor. Still I prefer, my king,to fail when doing what is honorable than to be victorious in a dishonorable manner. Odysseus Son of a father so noble, I, too, in my youth once had a slow tongue and an active hand. But now that I have come forth to the test, I see that the tongue, not action, is what masters everything among men. Neoptolemus What, then, are your orders—apart from my lying? Odysseus I command you to take Philoctetes by deceit. Neoptolemus And why by deceit rather than by persuasion? Odysseus He will never listen; and by force you cannot take him. Neoptole
Sophocles, Philoctetes (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 343 (search)
straightaway the entire army thronged around me with greetings, vowing that they saw their lost Achilles once more alive. He, though, lay ready for burial, and I, unhappy,when I had wept for him, went before long to the Atreids, to friends, as it was reasonable to suppose,—and claimed my father's arms and all else that had been his. O, their reply was bold and shameless! ‘Seed of Achilles, you may take all elsethat was your father's. But of those arms another man now is lord, the son of Laertes.’ The tears came quick to my eyes as I sprang up in passionate anger and said in my bitterness, ‘Madman! Have you dared give my armsto another man in my place, without asking me?’ But Odysseus—for he chanced to be at hand—said, ‘Yes, boy, they awarded them as was just, since it was I who saved the arms and their master by my presence at the crucial moment.’ Then immediately, in my fury, I began to lash at him with every kind of insultand left not one unsaid, if he was indeed
Sophocles, Philoctetes (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 391 (search)
Chorus Goddess of the hills, Earth all-nourishing, mother of Zeus himself, you through whose realm the great Pactolusrolls golden sands! There, there also, dread Mother, I called upon your name, when all the insults of the Atreids landed upon this man, when they handed over his father's armor, that sublime marvel,to the son of Laertes. Hear it, blessed queen, who rides on bull-slaughtering lions!
Sophocles, Philoctetes (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 591 (search)
us, whom that man, out on a solitary night raid—that deceitful Odysseus, whose repute is all shame and dishonor—captured. Leading him back in bonds, he displayed him publicly to the Achaeans as his glorious prey.Helenus then prophesied for them whatever matter they asked, and, pertaining to Troy, he foretold that they would never sack its towers, unless by winning words they should bring Philoctetes here from the island where he now dwells. And, as soon as he heard the seer prophecy this, Laertes' sonimmediately promised that he would bring the man and show him to the Achaeans. He thought it most likely that he would get him willingly, but, if unwilling, then by force, and he added that, were he to fail in this, whoever wished it might sever his head.You have heard everything, boy, and I advise speed for you, and for any man for whom you care. Philoctetes Alas! Has he, the utter plague, sworn to fetch me back to the Achaeans by persuasion? For if that were to happen, I could be
Sophocles, Philoctetes (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 1258 (search)
iloctetes You spoke just like this, when you were seeking to steal my bow—a professed friend, with my destruction in his treacherous heart. Neoptolemus I assure you, I am not so now. I merely wish to know whether you have resolved to stay here and endure, or to sail with us. Philoctetes Stop, not another word! Whatever you may say will be said in vain. Neoptolemus You are so resolved? Philoctetes More firmly, believe me, than words can say. Neoptolemus Well, I could have wished that you had listened to my words, but if nothing that I say will help,then I am finished. Philoctetes Yes, all your pleas will be in vain. You will never gain my mind's good will, since first you fraudulently seized my means of life and robbed me of it, and then you have come here to admonish me, you most hateful descendant of so noble a father!Ruin seize you all, the Atreids first, and next the son of Laertes, and you! Neoptolemus Speak no more curses, and instead receive these weapons from my han
Sophocles, Philoctetes (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 1348 (search)
ctetes Hateful life, why, why do you keep me in the light of day, instead of letting me go to Hades' domain?Ah, me, what shall I do? How can I ignore this man's words, when he has advised me with good will? But shall I yield, then? How, after doing that, shall I, ill-fated, come into men's sight? Whom will I be able to talk to? You orbs that have watched my every suffering,how could you endure to see me consorting with the sons of Atreus, who caused my ruin, or with the accursed son of Laertes? It is not my resentment for what has already been done that stings me, rather it is the many troubles which I seem to foresee I must suffer at the hands ofthese men in the future. For when the mind of men has once mothered wrongdoing, it trains those men to be wrongdoers in all else thereafter. And in you, too, I wonder at this. You should never yourself revisit Troy, and should prevent me from going there, seeing that those men have done you outrageby stripping you of your father's ar