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Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 309 (search)
akes them seem intelligent.] Did you, who are such a petty creature, once serve as general over Greece's troops and wrest Troy away from Priam? At the word of your daughter, a mere child, you come in great pride and enter into competition with a poor slave woman. I regard you no longer as worthy of Troy or Troy as worthy of you. [It is from without that those with the reputation for wisdom are splendid, while from within they are no more than the rest of humanity except in wealth: yet wealth hTroy as worthy of you. [It is from without that those with the reputation for wisdom are splendid, while from within they are no more than the rest of humanity except in wealth: yet wealth has great power. Melenaus, come now, let us converse. Suppose I have died at your daughter's hand and she has destroyed me. From that point on she will not escape the pollution of murder. But in the eyes of the majority you also will be on trial for u. But if I escape death, will you kill my son? And then how will his father cheerfully put up with his son being killed? Troy does not call him such a coward. But he will go where he must and he will make it clear that he is doing deeds worthy of P
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 352 (search)
riage, and in his eyes I incur no less a penalty than in yours if I afflict his line with childlessness. That is the way I am. As for your nature, there is one thing I fear: it was in the matter of a female quarrel that you also destroyed unhappy Troy. Chorus Leader You have spoken too much as a women to a man, and has hurled forth sober judgment from your mind. Menelaus Woman, these things are, as you say, trifles and not worthy of my kingly power or of Greece. But make no mistake, whatever an individual happens to desire, that becomes for him greater than the conquest of Troy. I have become the fixed ally of my daughter, for I think it is a serious matter to be deprived of sex. Any other misfortunes a woman may suffer are secondary, but if she loses her husband she loses her life. Neoptolemus must rule over my slaves, and my kin—and I myself as well—must rule over his. For friends have no private property but hold all things in common. And i
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 384 (search)
rs have I set fire to? I went to bed against my will with my master: will you then kill me rather than him, the man who is to blame? Will you let go the cause and attack the effect that came after? Alas for my misery! O my unhappy fatherland, what injustice I suffer! Why must I even have given birth and doubled the burden I bear? [But why do I lament these things but do not consider to their last drop the misfortunes immediately before me?] I saw Hector dragged to death behind a chariot and Troy put piteously to the torch, and I myself went, pulled by the hair, as a slave to the Argive ships. And when I came to Phthia, I was made the bride of Hector's slayer. How can life be sweet for me? To what shall I look? To my past or my present fate? I had left a single son, the eye of my life: those who have decided these things mean to kill him. But no, not to save my wretched life! If he survives he bears our hopes, while for me not to die on behalf of my child is a reproach. She leaves t
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 425 (search)
m deceived! Menelaus Tell the whole world! I shall not deny it. Andromache Do you dwellers by the Eurotas find this clever? Menelaus Yes, just as do dwellers in Troy: it is called revenge. Andromache Are not the gods divine, do you not think they punish? Menelaus I'll bear that when it comes. But you I shall kill. Andromachuplicity being constantly unmasked? My curse upon you! The death-sentence you have passed on me is not so grievous. I was undone long ago when the unhappy city of Troy was destroyed and my glorious husband killed, whose spear often changed you from a plague on land to one on shipboard. And now you appear against a woman in grim wd are killing me. Kill on! For I shall leave you without uttering one word of truckling flattery to you or your daughter. For though you are great in Sparta, yet I was great in Troy, and if my fortune now is evil, do not make this your boast: yours may be so as well.Exit Andromache, Molossus, Menelaus, and retinue into the house.
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 537 (search)
Menelaus Why do you fall before me, why entreat me when I am like a cliff or a wave of the sea? I help my kin, but I have no cause to love you since I expended a great part of my soul in capturing Troy and with it your mother. It is the benefit you derive from her that you now go down to the Underworld.
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 545 (search)
l, guiltless though he is, along with his unhappy mother. But I entreat you, old sir, falling before your knees—for I cannot touch your beloved chin with my hand— save me, in the gods' name. Otherwise I shall die, sir, with disgrace to you and misery for me. Peleus I order you to loosen her bonds, before someone smarts for it, and to release this woman's two hands. Menelaus But I forbid it, and I am in other ways not inferior to you and have much more authority over her. Peleus What? Will you come here and manage my household? Is it not enough to control affairs in Sparta? Menelaus It was I who took her captive from Troy. Peleus But my grandson received her as his prize of valor. Menelaus Are not my goods all his and his all mine? Peleus Yes, to treat well, not ill, not to kill by the sword. Menelaus Never, be sure, will you take her from my hand. Peleus But I shall, when I have bloodied your head with this sceptre. Menelaus You'll find out if you come closer and touch
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 56 (search)
Enter a female servant from the house. Servant Mistress, I do not shrink from calling you this name since it was the name I thought proper in your house when we lived in the land of Troy. I was well disposed toward you there and to your husband while he lived, and now I have come to you with bad news, in fear that one of the masters might hear of it but out of pity for you: Menelaus is planning dreadful acts against you with his daughter. Against them you must take precaution. Andromache Dearest fellow-slave (for you are fellow-slave to your former mistress, who is now unfortunate), what are they doing? What kind of plans are they weaving now, in their desire to kill me, woman most wretched? Servant They are about to kill your son, unhappy woman, whom you sent secretly out of the house. Menelaus has left the house to fetch him. Andromache Oh me! Has he discovered the son I sent into hiding? How could he have done so? Alas, I am undone! Servant I do not know. But I had this wor
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 590 (search)
h a young man to another country. Was it for her sake, then, that you led such a great throng to Troy? You ought to have spat her away and not moved a single spear once you had discovered her treachery, should have let her stay in Troy and never taken her back into your house, should have payed her a wage to stay away. But your mind did not sail in this direction: rather, you lost lives many andok on you as murderer of Achilles, as if you were some kind of defiler. You alone came back from Troy unwounded, and your fine armor in its fine case you took to Troy and brought back in the same conTroy and brought back in the same condition. I said to Neoptolemus when he was about to marry that he ought not to contract a marriage-alliance with you or take into his house the foal of such a base mother. For such daughters reproducet foolishly! Were you so in fear that you might not have a worthless wife? And when you had taken Troy (for I shall go there also in my argument), you did not kill your wife when you had her in your p
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 693 (search)
rd this as the deed of those who have done the work, but rather the general receives the honor. He brandished his spear as one man among countless others and did no more than a single warrior, yet he gets more credit. [And sitting high and mighty in office in the city they think grander thoughts than the commons though they are worthless. The people are far superior to them in wisdom if they acquired at once daring and will.] It is in this fashion that you and your brother sit puffed up over Troy and your generalship there, made high and mighty by the toils and labors of others. But I will teach you not to regard Paris, shepherd of Mount Ida, a greater enemy to you than Peleus unless you clear off from this house at once, you and your childless daughter. This child, offspring of my loins, shall drive her through this house, grasping her by the hair, if she, sterile heifer that she is, does not put up with others' having children just because she herself has none. If her luck in resp
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 788 (search)
Chorus O aged son of Aeacus, I am convinced that with your illustrious spear you joined battle at the side of the Lapiths against the Centaurs and that on board the Argo you traversed the inhospitable waters of the sea-going Symplegades on a voyage of fame, and when on that earlier day Zeus' famous son Heracles encircled with destruction the city of Troy, you came back to Europe with your share in this high renown.
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