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Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1 (search)
and the country of Pittheus, where my father reared me, Aethra, in a happy home, and gave me in marriage to Aegeus, Pandion's son, according to the oracle of Loxias. This prayer I make, when I behold these aged women, who, leaving their homes in Argos, now throw themselves with suppliant branches at my knees in their terrible trouble; for around the gates of Cadmus they have lost their seven noble sons, whom Adrastus, king of Argos, once led there, eager to secure for exiled Polyneices, his Argos, once led there, eager to secure for exiled Polyneices, his son-in-law, a share in the heritage of Oedipus; so now their mothers would bury in the grave the dead, whom the spear has slain, but the victors prevent them and will not allow them to take up the corpses, holding the laws of the gods in no honor. Here lies Adrastus on the ground with streaming eyes, sharing with them the burden of their prayer to me, and bemoaning the havoc of the sword and the sorry fate of the warriors whom he led from their homes. And he urges me to use entreaty to persuad
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1012 (search)
Evadne Life's goal I now see from my station here; may fortune aid me in my leap; yes! in honor's cause I will hurl myself from this rock with a leap into the fire below, to mix my ashes in the ruddy blaze with my husband's, to lie side by side with him, there in the couch of Persephone, for never will I, to save my life, prove untrue to you where you lie in your grave. Away with life and marriage too! Oh! may my children live to see the dawn of a fairer, happier wedding-day in Argos! A pious wedded husband fused with the guileless airs of a noble wife!
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1072 (search)
Chorus chanting O lady, you have done a fearful deed! Iphis Ah me! I am undone, women of Argos! Chorus chanting Oh, oh! this is a cruel blow to you, but you must yet witness, poor wretch, the full horror of this deed. Iphis A more unhappy wretch than me you could not find. Chorus chanting Woe for you! you, old man, have been made partaker in the fortune of Oedipus, you and my poor city too.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 113 (search)
have come a suppliant to you and to your city. Theseus What do you hunt? What need is yours? Adrastus Do you know how I led an expedition to its ruin? Theseus Yes, you did not pass through Hellas in silence. Adrastus There I lost the pick of Argos' sons. Theseus These are the results of that unhappy war. Adrastus I went and demanded their bodies from Thebes. Theseus Did you rely on heralds, Hermes' servants, in order to bury them? Adrastus 1 did; and even then their slayers did not leur just request? Adrastus Say! Success makes them forget how to bear their fortune. Theseus Have you come to me then for counsel? or why? Adrastus With the wish that you, Theseus, should recover the sons of the Argives. Theseus Where is your Argos now? Were its boasts all in vain? Adrastus We failed and are ruined. We have come to you. Theseus Is this your own private resolve, or the wish of all the city? Adrastus The sons of Danaus, one and all, implore you to bury the dead. Theseus
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1165 (search)
Theseus Adrastus, and you women sprung from Argos, you see these children bearing in their hands the bodies of their valiant sires whom I redeemed; to you I give these gifts, I and Athens. And you left us. Adrastus Theseus, well we know all the kindness you have conferred upon the land of Argos in her need, and ours shall be a gratitude that never grows old, for your generous treatment mak must do that will benefit you. Do not give these bones to the children to carry to the land of Argos, letting them go so lightly; no, first take an oath of them that they will requite you and your Adrastus must swear, for as their king it is his right to take the oath for the whole realm of Argos. And this will be the oath: for the Argives never to lead on armor-clad troops to war against th armor-clad troops to war against this land, and, if others come, to repel them. But if they violate their oath and come against the city, that the land of Argos may be miserably destroyed in turn.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 1196 (search)
blood, deep in the bowels of the earth, beside the pyres where the seven chieftains burn; for its appearance shall strike them with dismay, if ever against your town they come, and shall cause them to return with sorrow. When you have done all this, dismiss the dead from your land. And to the god resign as sacred land the spot where their bodies were purified by fire, there by the meeting of the triple roads that lead to the Isthmus. Thus much to you, Theseus, I address; next to the sons of Argos I speak: when you are young men, the town beside Ismenus shall you sack, avenging the slaughter of your dead fathers; you too, Aegialeus, shall take your father's place and in your youth command the army, and with you, marching from Aetolia, Tydeus' son, whom his father named Diomedes. As soon as the beards overshadow your cheeks you must lead an armed Danaid army against the battlements of Thebes with sevenfold gates. For to their sorrow shall you come like lion's whelps in full-grown mig
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 219 (search)
son of folly, seeing that you, though obedient to Apollo's oracle in giving your daughters to strangers, as if gods really existed, yet have hurt your house by mingling the stream of its pure line with muddy waters; no! never should the wise man have joined the stock of just and unjust in one, but should have gotten prosperous friends for his family. For the god, confusing their destinies, often destroys by the sufferer's fate his fellow sufferer, who never committed injustice. You led all Argos forth to battle, though seers proclaimed the will of heaven, and then in scorn of them and in violent disregard of the gods have ruined your city, led away by younger men, those who court distinction, and add war to war unrighteously, destroying their fellow-citizens; one aspires to lead an army; another would seize the reins of power and work his wanton will; a third is bent on gain, careless of any ill the people thereby suffer. For there are three ranks of citizens; the rich, a useless
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 365 (search)
Chorus O Argos, home of steeds, my native land! you have heard these words, you have heard the king's will, pious toward the gods, of great importance for Pelasgia and throughout Argos. Chorus O Argos, home of steeds, my native land! you have heard these words, you have heard the king's will, pious toward the gods, of great importance for Pelasgia and throughout Argos.
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 465 (search)
Theban Herald Now I will speak. On these disputed points you hold this view, but I the contrary. I and all the people of Cadmus forbid you to admit Adrastus to this land, but if he is here, drive him forth in disregard of the holy suppliant bough, before the blazing sun sinks, and do not attempt violently to take up the dead, since you have nothing to do with the city of Argos. And if you will hearken to me, you shall bring your ship of state into port unharmed by the billows; but if not, fierce shall be the surge of battle that we and our allies shall raise. Take good thought, and do not, angered at my words, because you rule your city with so-called freedom, return a vaunting answer from your feebler means. Hope is not to be trusted; it has involved many a state in strife, by leading them into excessive rage. For whenever the city has to vote on the question of war, no man ever takes his own death into account, but shifts this misfortune on to another; but if death were before
Euripides, The Suppliants (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 494 (search)
ellas. What is not well in this? If you suffered anything from the Argives, they are dead; you took a splendid vengeance on your foes and covered them with shame, and now your right is at an end. Let the dead now be buried in the earth, and each element return to the place from where it came to the body, the breath to the air, the body to the ground; for in no way did we get it for our own, but to live our life in, and after that its mother earth must take it back again. Do you think it is Argos you are injuring in refusing burial to the dead? No! all Hellas has a share of this, if a man robs the dead of their due and keeps them from the tomb; for, if this law is enacted, it will strike dismay into the stoutest hearts. And have you come to cast dire threats at me, while your own folk are afraid of giving burial to the dead? What is your fear? Do you think they will undermine your land in their graves, or that they will beget children in a cavern of the earth, from whom shall come
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