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Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs) 80 0 Browse Search
P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Arthur Golding) 80 0 Browse Search
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John Conington, Commentary on Vergil's Aeneid, Volume 2 58 0 Browse Search
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge) 50 0 Browse Search
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Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 386 (search)
fe then, inside the gods, before you ever begot my father, Atreus, to whom were born, from his marriage with Airope, Agamemnon and myself, Menelaos, a famous pair; for I believe that I carried a mighty army—and I say this not in boast—in ships to Troy, no tyrant commanding any troops by force, but leading the young men of Hellas by voluntary consent. And some of these can be counted no longer alive, others as having a joyful escape from the sea, bringing home again names thought to be of the dost his friends; and my ship is broken into many pieces against the rocks. But out of its cleverly-wrought fastenings the keel was left, on which I made my difficult escape by an unexpected chance, and also Helen with me, whom I dragged away from Troy. But I do not know the name of this country and its people; for I was embarrassed to burst into a crowd and make inquiries, and so I concealed these shabby clothes, in shame over my misfortune. For whenever a man of high degree is badly off, he f
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 361 (search)
Helen Oh, unhappy Troy! Through deeds not done by yourself, you are ruined, and have suffered pitiably; for the gift that Kypris gave me has caused much blood and many tears; it has added grief to grief and tear to tear, sorrows. . . . Mothers have lost their children and virgin sisters of the slain have cut off their hair by the swollen tide of Phrygian Skamandros. And Hellas has cried aloud, aloud, and broken forth in wailing, beating her head, and drenching her soft-skinned cheek with the bloody strokes of her nails.
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 253 (search)
to barbarian customs, and bereft of friends I have become a slave although I am free by birth; for among barbarians all are slaves except one. And the only anchor of my fortunes is gone, the hope that my husband would come one day and free me of my woes—he is dead, he no longer exists. My mother is dead, and I am called her murderer—unjustly, but that injustice is mine to bear; while the one who was born the glory of the house, my daughter, is growing gray as a virgin, without a husband; and those two Dioskouroi, called the sons of Zeus, are no more. But with all my misfortunes, I am as good as dead in my circumstances, though not in fact. And this is the last evil of all: if ever I should come home, I would be shut out by barred doors, for people would think I was that Helen of Troy, coming back with Menelaos. If my husband were still alive, we could have recognized each other by recourse to tokens which are evident to us alone. But now this is not so, and he can never be sav
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 68 (search)
of my native land. Helen You must be unhappy! Who banished you from your fatherland? Teucer My father Telamon. Could you find anyone closer to me? Helen But why? This matter is surely an unfortunate one. Teucer The death of my brother Aias at Troy was my ruin. Helen How so? You didn't take his life with your sword, did you? Teucer He threw himself on his own sword and died. Helen Was he mad? For what sensible man would dare such a thing? Teucer Do you know a certain Achilleus, the son t already been set alight and completely consumed by fire? Teucer So that not even a trace of the walls is evident. Helen O miserable Helen! Because of you, the Phrygians have been destroyed. Teucer And also the Achaeans; great evils have been committed. Helen How long is it since the city was sacked? Teucer Almost seven years have gone full circle, with their harvests. Helen And how much longer were you waiting at Troy? Teucer For many months; the moon held its course through ten years.
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1577 (search)
u, the pick of Hellas, delay to slaughter and kill the barbarians and hurl them from the ship into the waves?” And the boatswain cried the opposite command to your rowers: “Some of you catch up planks at the end, break up the benches, or snatch the oars from the locks, and make the heads of these foreign enemies bloody!”. They all leapt upright, some with oars in their hands, others with swords; and the ship ran with blood. Helen cheered them on from the stern: “Where is the fame you won in Troy? Show it against the barbarians!” In their eagerness, some would fall, some stood upright, you would have seen others lying dead. But Menelaos, in full armor, wherever he spied that his comrades were suffering, would go there, sword in hand; and so we dived from the ship, and he cleared the benches of your rowers. Then going to the helmsman he told him to sail a straight course to Hellas. So they set up the mast, and favoring breezes blew. They are gone from here. But I escaped death and
Euripides, Helen (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1642 (search)
nger that is wrongly carrying you away, Theoklymenos, king of this land. We, the twin sons of Zeus, are calling you; Leda once gave birth to us, with Helen, who has fled from your home. For you are angry about a marriage that is not destined for you; and your sister Theonoe, daughter of a Nereid goddess, does not wrong you when she honors the word of the gods and her father's just commands. For it was ordained that Helen should live in your house up to the present time; but no longer, since Troy is wholly destroyed and she has provided her name to the gods; she must be united in her own marriage, and come home and live with her husband. But hold your black sword away from your sister, and believe that she is acting with discretion in this matter. Long ago, before this, we would have saved our sister, seeing that Zeus has made us gods; but we are weaker than fate and also than the gods, who decreed these things to happen in this way. This is my bidding to you, while I say to my sist
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