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Euripides, Hecuba (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 251 (search)
e you, do not tear my child from my arms or slay her; there are dead enough. In her I take delight and forget my sorrows; she is my comfort in place of many a loss, my city and my nurse, my staff and journey's guide. It is not right that those in power should use it out of season, or, when prosperous, suppose they will be always so. For I also was prosperous once, but now my life is lived, and one day robbed me of all my bliss. Friend, by your beard, have some regard and pity for me; go to Achaea's army, and talk them over, saying how hateful a thing it is to slay women whom at first you spared out of pity, after dragging them from the altars. For among you the same law holds good for slave and free alike respecting bloodshed; such a reputation as yours will persuade them even though its words are weak; for the same argument, when proceeding from those of no account, has not the same force as when it is uttered by men of mark. Chorus Leader Human nature is not so stony-hearted as
Euripides, Hecuba (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 518 (search)
Talthybius Lady, you wish me to have a double benefit of tears in pity for your child; for now too as I tell the sad tale my eyes will be wet, as they were at the tomb when she was dying. All Achaea's army was gathered there in full array before the tomb to see your daughter sacrificed; and the son of Achilles took Polyxena by the hand and set her on the top of the mound, while I was near; and a chosen band of young Achaeans followed to hold your child and prevent her struggling. Then Achilles' son took in his hands a brimming cup of gold and raised in his hand an offering to his dead father, making a sign to me to proclaim silence throughout the Achaean army. So I stood at his side and in their midst proclaimed, “Silence, you Achaeans! let all the people be silent! peace! be still!” So I hushed the army. Then he spoke: “Son of Peleus, my father, accept the offering I pour for you to appease your spirit, strong to raise the dead; and come to drink the black blood of a pure girl, <
Euripides, Hecuba (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 658 (search)
bring my bitter news; no easy task is it for mortal lips to speak smooth words in sorrow. Chorus Leader Look, she is coming even now from the shelter of the tent, appearing just in time to hear you speak.Hecuba comes out of the tent. Maid-servant O mistress, most hapless beyond all words of mine to tell; you are ruined, you no longer exist, though you are alive; of children, husband, city bereft; hopelessly undone! Hecuba This is no news but insult; I have heard it all before. But why have you come, bringing here to me the corpse of Polyxena, on whose burial Achaea's army was reported to be busily engaged? Maid-servant She knows nothing, but mourns Polyxena, not grasping her new sorrows. Hecuba Ah! woe is me! you are surely not bringing here frenzied Cassandra, the prophetic maid? Maid-servant You speak of the living; but the dead you do not weep is here.Uncovering the corpse Mark well the body now laid bare; is not this a sight to fill you with wonder, and upset your hopes?
Euripides, Hecuba (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1187 (search)
on. No! if a man's deeds were good, so should his words have been; if, on the other hand, evil, his words should have been unsound, instead of its being possible at times to speak injustice well. There are, it is true, clever persons, who have made a science of this, but their cleverness cannot last for ever; a miserable end awaits them; no one ever yet escaped. This part of my prelude belongs to you. Now will I turn to this fellow, and will give you your answer, you who say it was to save Achaea double toil and for Agamemnon's sake that you killed my son. No, villain, in the first place the barbarian race would never be friends with Hellas, nor could it be. Again, what interest did you have to further by your zeal? was it to form some marriage, or on the score of kinship, or what reason? or was it likely that they would sail here again and destroy your country's crops? Whom do you expect to persuade into believing that? If you would only speak the truth, it was the gold that slew