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Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1478 (search)
Chorus Oh, that we had wings to cleave the air, where the birds of Libya go in their ranks, leaving the winter rain, obedient to the piping of their veteran leader, who raises his exultant cry as he wings his way over unmoistened and crop-bearing plains of the earth. O you winged long-necked comrades of the racing clouds, go on beneath the Pleiades in their central station and Orion of the night; deliver the message, as you settle on Eurotas' banks, that Menelaos has sacked the city of Dardanos, and will come home.
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1206 (search)
Theoklymenos What is this man's country, and where did he come from, to land here? Helen He is a Hellene, one of the Achaeans who saiIed with my husband. Theoklymenos What kind of death does he say Menelaos died? Helen The most piteous, in the watery waves at sea. Theoklymenos On what part of the barbarous ocean was he sailing? Helen He was cast up on the harborless rocks of Libya. Theoklymenos How did this man not perish if he was sailing with him? Helen There are times when common men have more luck than their betters. Theoklymenos Where did he leave the wreckage of his ship before coming here? Helen Where ruin may come upon it— but not on Menelaos! Theoklymenos He is already ruined. In what ship did this man come? Helen Sailors happened to meet him and took him up, as he says. Theoklymenos Where then is that evil creature that was sent to Troy in your place? Helen You mean the cloud image? It has gone into the air. Theoklymenos O Priam, and Trojan lands, how you
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 758 (search)
iews about seers agree exactly with this old man's; whoever has the gods as friends would have the best prophecy at home. Helen All right; so far all is well. But how you were saved, my poor husband, from Troy, there is no gain in knowing, yet friends have a desire to learn what their friends have suffered. Menelaos Truly you have asked a great deal all at once. Why should I tell you about our losses in the Aegean, and Nauplios' beacons on Euboia, and my visits to Crete and the cities of Libya, and the mountain-peaks of Perseus? For I would not satisfy you with the tale, and by telling you these evils I would suffer still, as I did when I experienced them; and so my grief would be doubled. Helen Your answer is better than my question. Leave out the rest, and tell me only this: how long were you a weary wanderer over the surface of the sea? Menelaos Besides those ten years in Troy, I went through seven cycles of years on board ship. Helen Alas, poor man, you have spoken of a l
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 386 (search)
is not in boast—in ships to Troy, no tyrant commanding any troops by force, but leading the young men of Hellas by voluntary consent. And some of these can be counted no longer alive, others as having a joyful escape from the sea, bringing home again names thought to be of the dead. But I wander miserably over the swelling waves of the gray ocean, ever since I sacked the towers of Ilion; and although I long to come home, I am not thought worthy by the gods to achieve this. I have sailed to Libya's deserts and all its inhospitable landing-places; and whenever I draw near my native land, the blast drives me back again, and no favoring wind has ever entered my sails to let me come home. And now I am cast up on this shore, a miserable shipwrecked sailor who has lost his friends; and my ship is broken into many pieces against the rocks. But out of its cleverly-wrought fastenings the keel was left, on which I made my difficult escape by an unexpected chance, and also Helen with me, whom