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Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 31 (search)
d in turn the plans of Zeus added further troubles to these; for he brought a war upon the land of the Hellenes and the unhappy Phrygians, so that he might lighten mother earth of her crowded mass of mortals, and bring fame to the bravest man of Hellas. So I was set up as the Hellenes' spear-prize, to test the courage of the Trojans; or rather not me, but my name. Hermes caught me up in the folds of the air and hid me in a cloud—for Zeus was not neglectful of me—and he set me down here in the went to Ilion—so that I would not go to bed with another man. Well, as long as Proteus saw this light of the sun, I was safe from marriage; but now that he is hidden in the dark earth, the dead man's son hunts after a marriage with me. But I, out of regard to my husband of long ago, am throwing myself down as a suppliant before this tomb of Proteus, for him to keep my bed safe for my husband, so that, if I bear a name infamous throughout Hellas, at least my body may not incur disgrace h
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 68 (search)
Oh gods, what sight is here? I see the hateful deadly likeness of the woman who ruined me and all the Achaeans. May the gods spurn you, so much do you look like Helen! If I were not in a foreign land, you would have died by this well-aimed arrow as a reward for your likeness to the daughter of Zeus. Helen What is it, poor man—who are you, that you have turned away from me and loathe me for the misfortunes of that one? Teucer I was wrong; I gave way to my anger more than I should, for all Hellas hates that daughter of Zeus. Forgive me for what I said, lady. Helen Who are you? Where have you come from, to visit this land? Teucer I am one of those unfortunate Achaeans, lady. Helen Then it is no wonder that you loathe Helen. But who are you and where do you come from? Whose son should I call you? Teucer My name is Teucer, my father is Telamon, and Salamis is the land that nurtured me. Helen Then why are you visiting these lands of the Nile? Teucer I am an exile, driven out of m
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 115 (search)
a tempest scattered them in every direction. Helen On which surface of the salty ocean? Teucer While they were crossing the Aegean in mid-channel. Helen And from that time does no one know of Menelaos' arrival? Teucer No one; but throughout Hellas he is reported to be dead. Helen I am wholly lost. Is the daughter of Thestius alive? Teucer You speak of Leda? She is dead and gone, indeed. Helen It wasn't Helen's disgraceful fame that killed her, surely? Teucer Yes, they say she tied a nself will explain that, stranger; leave this land and escape, before the son of Proteus, the ruler of this land, catches sight of you; now he is away with his trusty hounds tracking his savage quarry to the death; for he kills every visitor from Hellas that he catches. Do not seek to learn his reason, and I will not say; for how could I help you? Teucer Lady, you have spoken well. May the gods grant you a return for your kindness! Although you have a body like Helen's, your heart is not like
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 191 (search)
Helen Oh! Oh! Maidens of Hellas, the prey of barbarian sailors! An Achaean sailor came, he came bringing tears upon tears to me. Ilion has been destroyed and is left to the enemy's fire through me, the death-giver, through my name, full of suffering. Leda sought death by hanging, in anguish over my disgrace. My husband, after much wandering in the sea, has died and is gone; and Castor and his brother, twin glory of their native land, have vanished, vanished, leaving the plains that shook to their galloping horses, and the schools of reed-fringed Eurotas, scene of youthful labors.
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 229 (search)
Helen Ah! Who was it, either from Phrygia or from Hellas, who cut the pine that brought tears to Ilion? From this wood the son of Priam built his deadly ship, and sailed by barbarian oars to my home, to that most ill-fated beauty, to win me as his wife; and with him sailed deceitful and murderous Kypris, bearing death for the Danaans. Oh, unhappy in my misfortune! But Hera, the holy beloved of Zeus on her golden throne, sent the swift-footed son of Maia. I was gathering fresh rose leaves in the folds of my robe, so that I might go to the goddess of the Bronze House; he carried me off through the air to this luckless land, and made me an object of miserable strife, of strife between Hellas and the sons of Priam. And my name beside the streams of Simois bears a false rumor.
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 361 (search)
Helen Oh, unhappy Troy! Through deeds not done by yourself, you are ruined, and have suffered pitiably; for the gift that Kypris gave me has caused much blood and many tears; it has added grief to grief and tear to tear, sorrows. . . . Mothers have lost their children and virgin sisters of the slain have cut off their hair by the swollen tide of Phrygian Skamandros. And Hellas has cried aloud, aloud, and broken forth in wailing, beating her head, and drenching her soft-skinned cheek with the bloody strokes of her nails.
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 386 (search)
Menelaos O Pelops, who once held that chariot-race contest with Oinomaos over Pisa, if only, when you were persuaded to make a banquet for the gods, you had left your life then, inside the gods, before you ever begot my father, Atreus, to whom were born, from his marriage with Airope, Agamemnon and myself, Menelaos, a famous pair; for I believe that I carried a mighty army—and I say this 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 dri
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 528 (search)
spot. Menelaos Who are you? Whom do I see in you, lady? Helen But who are you? The same reason prompts us both. Menelaos I never saw a closer resemblance. Helen O gods! For the recognizing of friends is a god. Hellas, or a native of this land?> Helen From Hellas; but I want to learn your story too. Menelaos You seem to me very much like Helen, lady. Helen And you seem to me like Menelaos; I don't know what to say. Menelaos Well, you have correctly recogn Whom do I see in you, lady? Helen But who are you? The same reason prompts us both. Menelaos I never saw a closer resemblance. Helen O gods! For the recognizing of friends is a god. Helen From Hellas; but I want to learn your story too. Menelaos You seem to me very much like Helen, lady. Helen And you seem to me like Menelaos; I don't know what to say. Menelaos Well, you have correctly recognized a most unfortunate man.
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 832 (search)
Yes, by the same sword; I will lie at your side. Menelaos Then on these conditions touch my right hand. Helen I touch it, swearing that I will leave the light of day if you die. Menelaos And I will end my life if I lose you. Helen How then shall we die so as to gain fame? Menelaos I will kill you on the tomb's surface, and then kill myself. But first I will fight a great contest for your bed. Let anyone who wishes come near! For I will not disgrace my Trojan fame, nor, on my return to Hellas, will I receive great blame—I who robbed Thetis of Achilleus, and saw the slaughter of Aias, son of Telamon, and the son of Neleus made childless; shall I not resolve to die for my wife? Most certainly; for if the gods are wise, they lightly bury in the earth a brave man who has been killed by his enemies, while cowards they cast up out of the earth onto a harsh rock. Chorus Leader O gods, may the race of Tantalos be fortunate at last, and may it be set free from evils! Helen Ah, I am un
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 865 (search)
me within. Helen, what about my prophecy—how is it? This man, your husband Menelaos, has openly arrived, robbed of his ships and of your counterfeit. O unhappy man! What troubles you have escaped to come here; nor do you know whether you are to return home or to stay here. For there will be strife among the gods, and a solemn assembly held by Zeus on your account this very day. Hera, who was hostile to you before, is now friendly and wants to bring you safely home, with this woman, so that Hellas may learn that the marriage of Paris, Kypris' gift, was false; but Kypris wishes to ruin your journey home, so that she may not be convicted, or seem to have bought the prize of beauty by a marriage that was profitless as regards Helen. Now the decision rests with me, whether to ruin you, as Kypris wishes, by telling my brother of your presence here, or to save your life by taking Hera's side, concealing it from my brother, whose orders are for me to tell him, whenever you happen to come t
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