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Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 465 (search)
if not, fierce shall be the surge of battle that we and our allies shall raise. Take good thought, and do not, angered at my words, because you rule your city with so-called freedom, return a vaunting answer from your feebler means. Hope is not to be trusted; it has involved many a state in strife, by leading them into excessive rage. For whenever the city has to vote on the question of war, no man ever takes his own death into account, but shifts this misfortune on to another; but if death were before their eyes when they were giving their votes, Hellas would never rush to her doom in mad desire for battle. And yet each man among us knows which of the two to prefer, the good or ill, and how much better peace is for mankind than war, peace, the Muses' dearest friend, the foe of Sorrow, whose joy is in glad throngs of children, and its delight in prosperity. These are the blessings we cast away and wickedly embark on war, man enslaving his weaker brother, and cities following suit.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 286 (search)
, lest from slighting it you fall; for in this one single point you fall, though well-advised in all else. Further, I would have patiently endured, had it not been my duty to be bold for injured people; and this, my son, it is that brings you now your honor, and causes me no fear to urge that you should use your power to make men of violence, who prevent the dead from receiving their share of burial and funeral rites, perform this duty, and check those who would confound the customs of all Hellas; for this it is that holds men's states together—strict observance of the laws. And some, no doubt, will say it was cowardice made you stand aloof in terror, when you might have won for your city a crown of glory, and, though you encountered a savage swine, laboring for a sorry task, yet when the time came for you to face the helmet and pointed spear, and do your best, you were found to be coward. No! do not do so if you are indeed my son. Do you see how fiercely your country looks on its
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 253 (search)
on they should obtain? Do not so; even the wild beast fInds a refuge in the rock, the slave in the altars of the gods, and a state when tempest-tossed cowers to its neighbor's shelter; for in this life of man there is nothing that is blessed unto its end. Rise, hapless one, from the sacred floor of Persephone; rise, clasp him by the knees and implore him, “Recover the bodies of our dead sons, the children that I lost—ah, woe is me!—beneath the walls of Cadmus' town.” [Ah me! Take me by the hand, poor aged sufferer that I am, support and guide and raise me up.] By your beard, kind friend, glory of Hellas, I do beseech you, as I clasp your knees and hands in my misery. O pity me as I entreat for my sons with my tale of wretched woe, like some beggar. Do not, child, let my sons lie there unburied in the land of Cadmus, glad prey for beasts, while you are in your prime, I implore you. See the tear-drop tremble in my eye, as thus I throw myself at your knees to win my children b
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 Demeter's mysteries; only seeking burial for their dead, which lot should have been theirs, burial by the hands of sons still in their prime. And it is wise in the rich to see the poor man's poverty, and in the poor man to turn ambitious eyes toward the rich, that so he may himself indulge a longing for possessions; and they, whom fortune does not frown on, should dread misery. . . . likewise, the one who makes songs should take a pleasure in their making; for if it is not so with him, he would n
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 113 (search)
Adrastus rising Victorious prince of the Athenian realm, Theseus, I have come a suppliant to you and to your city. Theseus What do you hunt? What need is yours? Adrastus Do you know how I led an expedition to its ruin? Theseus Yes, you did not pass through Hellas in silence. Adrastus There I lost the pick of Argos' sons. Theseus These are the results of that unhappy war. Adrastus I went and demanded their bodies from Thebes. Theseus Did you rely on heralds, Hermes' servants, in order to bury them? Adrastus 1 did; and even then their slayers did not let me. Theseus Why, what did they say to your just request? Adrastus Say! Success makes them forget how to bear their fortune. Theseus Have you come to me then for counsel? or why? Adrastus With the wish that you, Theseus, should recover the sons of the Argives. Theseus Where is your Argos now? Were its boasts all in vain? Adrastus We failed and are ruined. We have come to you. Theseus Is this your own private resolve, o
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 634 (search)
one levelled line of light, upon the world, as by Electra's gate I stood to watch, from a turret with a far outlook. And I saw the companies of three armies: the armor-clad warriors deployed on the high ground by the banks of Ismenus, as I heard, and the king himself, famous son of Aegeus, and those with him, posted on the right wing, and natives of old Cecropia, in equal numbers; chariot-teams and the dwellers by the sea, armed with spears, were by the fountain of Ares; on the outskirts of the army were posted cavalry. The people of Cadmus set themselves before the walls, placing in the rear the bodies for which they fought, in the shelter of Amphion's holy tomb. Cavalry to cavalry, and four-horse chariot to chariot stood ranged. Then the herald of Theseus said to all: “Be still, you folk! hush, you ranks of Cadmus, hearken! we have come for the bodies of the slain, wishing to bury them in observance of the universal law of Hellas; we have no wish to lengthen out the slaughter.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1196 (search)
nterprise, enjoined you to set up at the Pythian shrine. Over it cut the throats of three sheep; then engrave the oaths within the tripod's hollow belly; and then deliver it to the god who watches over Delphi to keep, a witness and memorial unto Hellas of the oaths. And bury the sharp-edged knife, with which you shall have laid the victims open and shed their blood, deep in the bowels of the earth, beside the pyres where the seven chieftains burn; for its appearance shall strike them with dism the battlements of Thebes with sevenfold gates. For to their sorrow shall you come like lion's whelps in full-grown might to sack their city. No otherwise is it to be; and you shall be a theme for minstrels' songs in days to come, known through Hellas as “the After-born”; so famous shall your expedition be, thanks to the god. Theseus Lady Athena, I will hearken to your words; for you set me up, so that I do not go astray. And I will bind this man by an oath; only guide my steps aright. For i
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 494 (search)
t 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 on your foes and covered them with shame, and now your right is at an end. Let the dead now be buried in the earth, and each elemeeath to the air, the body to the ground; for in no way did we get it for our own, but to live our life in, and after that its mother earth must take it back again. Do you think it is Argos you are injuring in refusing burial to the dead? No! all Hellas has a share of this, if a man robs the dead of their due and keeps them from the tomb; for, if this law is enacted, it will strike dismay into the stoutest hearts. And have you come to cast dire threats at me, while your own folk are afraid of g
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 549 (search)
Fortune lives a dainty life; to her the wretched pays his court and homage to win her smile; her likewise the prosperous man extols, for fear the favoring gale may leave him. These lessons we should take to heart, to bear with moderation, free from wrath, our wrongs, and do nothing to hurt a whole city. What then? Let us, who wish to perform the pious deed, bury the corpses of the slain. Or else the issue is clear; I will go and bury them by force. For never shall it be proclaimed through Hellas that the ancient law of the gods was set at nothing, when it devolved on me and the city of Pandion. Chorus Leader Be of good cheer; for if you preserve the light of justice, you shall escape many a charge that men might urge. Theban Herald Do you want me to tell my story briefly? Theseus Say what you will; for you are not silent as it is. Theban Herald You shall never take the sons of Argos from our land. Theseus Hear, then, my answer too to that, if you wish. Theban Herald I will h