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Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 134 (search)
Herald I am an Argive, for that is what you ask me. But I want to tell you my purpose in coming and who it is that has sent me. Eurystheus, king of Mycenae, has sent me here to fetch these children. I have come here, stranger, with many just pleas both to carry out and to urge. I am an Argive myself, and I seek to take away these Argives who have run away from my own country, persons sentenced by the laws of that country to die. It is proper that we who are the city's inhabitants should passArgive myself, and I seek to take away these Argives who have run away from my own country, persons sentenced by the laws of that country to die. It is proper that we who are the city's inhabitants should pass binding sentences against our own number. We have come to the hearths of many others and have taken our stand on these same principles, and no one has had the hardihood to increase his own troubles. But they have come here either because they espy some folly in you or because out of desperation they are risking their all to see whether will or will not prove to be < such a mad and brainless fool>. For they surely do not expect that while you are in your right mind, you alone of all the
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 253 (search)
ake them all the same for they are mine. Demophon Then you will find the trip to Argos hard. Herald I'll learn from the event if this is so. Demophon You touch them to your cost—your present cost! Chorus Leader In the gods' name, don't dare to strike a herald! Demophon I will, unless the herald learns some sense. Chorus Leader Be off! To Demophon And you, my lord, do not touch him. Herald I am going: a single man can put up only a weak fight. But I shall return with a great force of Argive soldiers in full armor. Ten thousand targeteers are waiting for me with Eurystheus their lord as general. He is standing by on the edge of Alcathous' land,Megara, neighboring territory to Attica. awaiting the outcome of events here. When he hears of your insolence, he will appear in his fury to you, your citizens, your land, and its crops. There would be no point in Argos' possessing so great an army of young men if we did not punish you. Demophon Clear out! I am not afraid of your Argos.
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 288 (search)
Chorus Now is the time to show forethought, before the Argive army approaches our borders. The war-strength of Mycenae is keen, but after these events more keen than ever. For this is the way with all heralds, to build up a tale twice as large as the truth. What grand story do you think he will tell his masters, how he suffered monstrous treatment and barely escaped with his life?
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 381 (search)
Enter by Eisodos B Demophon. Iolaus My son, why have you come with worry in your glance? Are you going to tell me something new about the enemy? Are they tarrying, or have they arrived, or what news have you heard? For you will assuredly not prove false what the herald said. The general, who has been fortunate before now, will come to Athens, I am sure, and in no humble mood. But of course Zeus is the punisher of thoughts that are too high and mighty. Demophon The Argive army has arrived and Eurystheus its leader. I have seen him myself: a man who claims to be well versed in the art of generalship must not observe the enemy by means of messengers. But he has not yet sent his army into the plain of Attica. Rather, sitting upon a rocky brow, he is deliberating (I will tell you my impressions) by what route he should bring so great an army within the borders of our land and safely encamp it. Where my own part is concerned, all is well prepared: the city is in arms, the sacrificial
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 474 (search)
ge to Demeter's daughter if we are to survive and this city likewise. This is our perplexity: the king says that he will not sacrifice either his own children or those of anyone else. And he tells me by hint and indirection that, unless we find a way out of our difficulties, we must find some other land, since he desires to save this country. Maiden Is it this prophecy that keeps us from being safe? Iolaus Yes, this prophecy. In all else our fortune is good. Maiden Then fear no more the Argive enemy's spear. For I am ready, old man, of my own accord and unbidden, to appear for sacrifice and be killed. For what shall we say if this city is willing to run great risks on our behalf, and yet we, who lay toil and struggle on others, run away from death when it lies in our power to save them? It must not be so, for it deserves nothing but mockery if we sit and groan as suppliants of the gods and yet, though we are descended from that great man who is our father, show ourselves to be c
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 660 (search)
t it is. It is my task to inquire into this. Servant Which events do you want to learn of? Iolaus How large an allied force has he arrived with? Servant A large one. The number beyond this I cannot tell you. Iolaus The Athenian leaders, I suppose, are aware of this. Servant Yes, and what is more, they have posted them on our left wing. Iolaus What? Is the force already armed for battle? Servant Yes, and sacrificial victims have been brought to each company. Iolaus How far off is the Argive force? Servant Close enough to see their general clearly. Iolaus What is he doing? Marshalling the enemy ranks? Servant That was our guess. We could not hear him clearly. But I shall go. I would not like to see my masters closing on the enemy deprived of my part in their defense. Iolaus I shall go with you. For we have the same thought, it seems, to stand by our friends and help them. Servant It is most unlike you to utter such a foolish thought. Iolaus Unlike me, too, to fail to joi
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 784 (search)
rtune from the gods is good. Alcmene What? Did he perform some noble deed of valor? Messenger He has changed back from old to young. Alcmene A remarkable story you have told! But first I want you to tell me that our friends have been successful in battle. Messenger A single account by me will tell you all. When we had drawn up our hoplite lines facing one another, Hyllus, stepping from his four-horse chariot, took his stand in the middle of the space between the armies. Then he said, ‘Argive general, why can we not let this land and you will not harm to Mycenae by depriving it of its soldiery. Rather, join in single combat with me, and either, if you kill me, take away the children of Heracles, or, if you are killed, cede to me the honors and the house that are mine from my father.’ The army murmured its approval of this speech both for the escape from toil it promised and for its courage. But Eurystheus
Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs), line 830 (search)
armies clashed in battle, what a great roar of shields was there, do you think, what mingled sound of groans and cries of pain? At first the rhythmic clash of the Argive infantry broke our ranks, but then they retreated. Thereafter foot was locked with foot and man stood against man and the battle kept on in strength. Many soldiers fell. All about were heard the cries, ‘Dwellers in Athens—or You who sow the Argive field—will you not keep disgrace from our city?’ By bending all our strength, with great toil, we at length put the Argive army to flight. Then old Iolaus, seeing Hyllus rushing off, stretched out his right hand and entreated him to take him oArgive army to flight. Then old Iolaus, seeing Hyllus rushing off, stretched out his right hand and entreated him to take him onto his chariot. He took the reins and followed hard upon the chariot of Eurystheus. What I have said to this point I saw myself, from here on I will give you what I heard from the lips of others. As he was passing through the sacred district of Athene Pallenis,Cult-name of Athena as worshiped in the deme of Pallene. looking tow