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Apollodorus, Library and Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer) 28 0 Browse Search
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Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1 (search)
Before the temple of Demeter at Eleusis. On the steps of the great altar is seated Aethra. Around her, in the garb of suppliants, is the Chorus of Argive mothers. Adrastus lies on the ground before the altar, crushed in abject grief. The children of the slain chieftains stand nearby. Around the altar are the attendants of the goddess. Aethra Demeter, guardian of this Eleusinian land, and you servants of the goddess who attend her shrine, grant happiness to me and my son Theseus, to the city of Athens and the country of Pittheus, where my father reared me, Aethra, in a happy home, and gave me in marriage to Aegeus, Pandion's son, according to the oracle of Loxias. This prayer I make, when I behold these aged women, who, leaving their homes in Argos, now throw themselves with suppliant branches at my knees in their terrible trouble; for around the gates of Cadmus they have lost their seven noble sons, whom Adrastus, king of Argos, once led there, eager to secure for exiled Polyneice
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 113 (search)
Adrastus We failed and are ruined. We have come to you. Theseus Is this your own private resolve, or the wish of all the city? Adrastus The sons of Danaus, one and all, implore you to bury the dead. Theseus Why did you lead your seven armies against Thebes? Adrastus To confer that favor on the husbands of my two daughters. Theseus To which of the Argives did you give your daughters in marriage? Adrastus I made no match for them with kinsmen of my family. Theseus What! did you give Argive maids to foreigners? Adrastus Yes, to Tydeus, and to Polyneices, who was Theban-born. Theseus What induced you to select this alliance? Adrastus Dark riddles of Phoebus stole away my judgment. Theseus What did Apollo say to determine the maidens' marriage? Adrastus That I should give my two daughters to a wild boar and a lion. Theseus How do you explain the message of the god? Adrastus One night two exiles came to my door— Theseus The name of each declare; you are speaking of both t
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 837 (search)
e had ample wealth, yet he was the last to boast of his prosperity; nor would he ever vaunt himself above a poorer neighbor, but shunned the man whose sumptuous board had puffed him up too high and made him scorn mere competence, for he held that virtue lies not in greedy gluttony, but that moderate means suffice. He was a true friend to his friends, present or absent; of such the number is not great. His was a guileless character, courteous in his speech, that left no promise unperformed either towards his own household or his fellow-citizens. The next I name is Eteoclus, a master of other kinds of excellence; young, lacking in means to live, yet high in honor in the Argive land. And though his friends often offered gifts of gold, he would not have it in his house, to make his character its slave by taking wealth's yoke upon him. Not his city, but those that sinned against her did he hate, for a city is not to be blamed if it should get an evil name by reason of an evil governor.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 955 (search)
Chorus No longer a happy mother, no longer blessed with children, nor do I share their happy lot among Argive women who have sons; nor any more will Artemis of childbirth kindly greet these childless mothers. Most dreary is my life, and like some wandering cloud I drift before the howling blast.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1031 (search)
ge meaning, father. Iphis You have no look of mourning for your lord. Evadne No, the reason why I am decked in this way is new, perhaps. Iphis Do you then appear before a funeral-pyre? Evadne Yes, for here it is I come to take the prize of victory. Iphis What victory do you mean? I want to learn this from you. Evadne A victory over all women on whom the sun looks down. Iphis In Athena's handiwork or in prudent counsel? Evadne In courage; for I will lie down and die with my lord. Iphis What are you saying? What is this foolish riddle you propound? Evadne To that pyre where dead Capaneus lies, I will leap down. Iphis My daughter, do not speak thus before the multitude! Evadne The very thing I wish, that every Argive should learn it. Iphis No, I will never consent to let you do this deed. Evadne It is all one; you shall never catch me in your grasp. See! I cast myself down, no joy to you, but to myself and to my husband blazing on the pyre with me.She leaps into the pyre.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1146 (search)
Children Some day, if the god is willing, shall the avenging of my father be my task. Chorus This evil does not yet sleep. Alas for my sorrows! I have enough ill-fortune, enough troubles. Children Asopus' laughing tide shall yet reflect my brazen arms as I lead on my Argive troops, to avenge my fallen father.