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Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 1196 (search)
ChorusFor he, O Zeus, shot his shaft with peerless skill, and won the prize of an all-prosperous fortune, having slain the maiden with crooked talons, who sang darkly.He arose for our land like a tower against death. And from that time, Oedipus, you have been called our king, and have been honored supremely, holding power in great Thebes.
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 616 (search)
well, my king, for one who is taking care not to fall: those who are quick in counsel are not sure. Oedipus When the stealthy plotter is moving on me quickly, I, too, must be quick in my counterplot.If I await him in repose, his ends will have been gained, and mine lost. Creon What do you want then? To banish me from the land? Oedipus Hardly. I desire your death, not your exile, so that I might show what a thing envy is. Creon Are you resolved not to yield or believe? Oedipus Creon No, for I see you are not sane. Oedipus Sane, at least, in my own interest. Creon But you should be so in mine also. Oedipus You are false. Creon But if you understand nothing? Oedipus Still I must rule. Creon Not if you rule badly. Oedipus Hear him, city of Thebes! Creon The city is mine too, not yours alone. Chorus Cease, lords. In good time I see Iocasta coming from the house, with whose help you should resolve your present feud.
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 447 (search)
Teiresias I will go when I have performed the errand for which I came, fearless of your frown: you can never destroy me. I tell you: the man whom you have been seeking this long while,uttering threats and proclaiming a search into the murder of Laius, is here, ostensibly an alien sojourner, but soon to be found a native of Thebes; nor will he enjoy his fortune. A blind man, though now he sees,a beggar, though now rich, he will make his way to a foreign land, feeling the ground before him with his staff. And he will be discovered to be at once brother and father of the children with whom he consorts; son and husband of the woman who bore him;heir to his father's bed, shedder of his father's blood. So go in and evaluate this, and if you find that I am wrong, say then that I have no wit in prophecy.
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 151 (search)
The chorus of Theban elders enters. Chorus O sweetly-speaking message of Zeus, in what spirit have you come to glorious Thebes from golden Pytho? I am on the rack, terror shakes my soul, O Delian healer to whom wild cries rise,in holy fear of you, wondering what debt you will extract from me, perhaps unknown before, perhaps renewed with the revolving years. Tell me, immortal Voice, child of golden Hope.
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 102 (search)
left our land, as he said, on a mission to Delphi.And once he had set forth, he never again returned. Oedipus And was there none to tell? Was there no travelling companion who saw the deed, from whom tidings might have been gained, and used? Creon All perished, save one who fled in fear, and he could tell with assurance only one thing of all that he saw. Oedipus And what was that? One thing might hold the clue to many, if we could only get a small beginning for hope. Creon He said that robbers fell upon them, not one man alone, but with a great force. Oedipus How then, unless some intrigue had been worked with bribesfrom here in Thebes, would the robbers have been so bold? Creon Such things were surmised. But once Laius was slain no avenger arose in the midst of our troubles. Oedipus But when royalty had fallen in this way, what trouble prevented a full search? Creon The riddling Sphinx had forced us to let things that were obscure go, and to investigate the pressing trouble.
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (ed. Sir Richard Jebb), line 1516 (search)
us Do you know on what terms I will go? Creon You will tell me, and then I will know when I have heard them. Oedipus See that you send me to dwell outside this land. Creon You ask for what the god must give. Oedipus But to the gods I have become most hateful. Creon Then you will quickly get your wish. Oedipus So you consent? Creon It is not my way to say idly what I do not mean. Oedipus Then it is time to lead me away. Creon Come, then, but let your children go. Oedipus No, do not take them from me! Creon Do not wish to be master in all things: the mastery which you did attain has not followed you through life. Chorus Residents of our native Thebes, behold, this is Oedipus,who knew the renowned riddle, and was a most mighty man. What citizen did not gaze on his fortune with envy? See into what a stormy sea of troubles he has come! Therefore, while our eyes wait to see the final destined day, we must call no mortal happy untilhe has crossed life's border free from pain.