previous next
[5] He tried to come in again, however, by another door, very boldly and contemptuously reciting these iambics from the ‘ Andromache ’ of Euripides: 1
‘Alas! in Hellas what an evil government!’
And so, at last, Alexander seized a spear from one of his guards, met Cleitus as he was drawing aside the curtain before the door, and ran him through.

1 Verse 683 (Kirchhoff).

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Greek (Bernadotte Perrin, 1919)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: