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Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 1047 (search)
ll speed to the Pythian altar and report what has happened here to our friends there before Achilles' son is killed at the hands of his enemies? Enter by Eisodos B a messenger. Messenger Ah me! What an unhappy lot is mine, and what terrible news have I come bearing for you, old sir, and for my master's kin! Peleus Oh no! How my prophetic heart foretells disaster! Messenger To tell you my news, aged Peleus, your grandson is dead: such are the sword-thrusts he has received from the men of Delphi and the stranger from Mycenae. Peleus staggers backwards. Chorus Leader Oh, oh, what are you doing, old man? Do not fall! Hold yourself up! Peleus I am no more, I am destroyed! My speech has departed and the strength of the limbs that hold me up! Messenger If you wish to avenge yourself and your kin, hear what has happened and hold yourself erect. Peleus Ah fate, how you have overwhelmed me, unhappy man that I am, on the farthest edge of old age! But how did the only son of my only son
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 1117 (search)
Neoptolemus stood in the sight of all and prayed to the god, but they, armed with sharp swords, stabbed from their hiding-place at the son of Achilles, who had no armor on. He gave ground (for he was not mortally wounded) and drew his sword and snatching down from its nail on the temple-wall armor that hung there, he took his stand upon the altar, a warrior terrible to look upon, and shouted this question to the sons of Delphi, ‘ Why do you try to kill me on an errand of piety? For what reason am I being done to death?’ But though a throng stood near-by, none of his attackers made any reply but instead they pelted him with stones. He, battered by a thick snow-fall of missiles from all sides, used his armor as defense and warded off their attack by holding out his shield now in one direction, now in another. His attackers made no progress, but all their missiles together, arrows, javelins, double-pointed ox-piercing spits snatched from the slaughter of victims, fell in front of his
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 1166 (search)
Enter by Eisodos B a procession carrying the body of Neoptolemus. Chorus Leader See, here is our lord, his body carried home from the land of Delphi. Luckless is the murdered man, luckless likewise, old sir, are you. For not as you hoped do you now receive Achilles' son home, and you yourself have come to the same fate as the wicked suffer.
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 1231 (search)
have a god for my father, have lost the child I had from you, Achilles, swift of foot, whom I bore to be the noblest of the Greeks. But listen, and I shall tell you why I have come. Take the son of Achilles, who lies here slain, to the altar of Delphi and there bury him, a reproach to the Delphians, so that his grave may proclaim that he was violently slain by the hand of Orestes. As for the captive woman, I mean Andromache, she must go to dwell in the land of Molossia and be married to Helenisland home on the strand of Leuke in the Sea Inhospitable.A tradition going back to the epic poet Arctinus said that Achilles' ghost haunted the island of Leuke, opposite the mouth of the Danube in the Euxine Sea. But go to the god-built city of Delphi with the body of this man, and when you have buried him in earth, go to the hollow cave on the ancient promontory of Sepias and sit. Wait there until I come from the sea with a chorus of fifty Nereids to escort you. You must carry out the course
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 26 (search)
Zeus be my witness that it was against my will that I became sharer in this bed! But I cannot persuade her of this, and she wants to kill me. Menelaus her father is acting as his daughter's accomplice in this, and he is now in the house, having come from Sparta for this very purpose. In fear I have come and taken my seat at this shrine of Thetis near the house on the chance that it may save me from death. For Peleus and Peleus' offspring honor it as a monument to their marriage-tie with a Nereid. My only child have I sent secretly to another house, for fear that he may be killed. For his father is not beside me to protect me, and for his son he does not exist, since he is away in the land of Delphi. There he is offering amends to Apollo for his madness—in which he went to Pytho and asked Phoebus for satisfaction for his father Achilles, whom the god had killed—on the chance that by begging remission of punishment for his previous sins he might win the god's favor for the futur
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 56 (search)
ow, 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 word from them. Andromache Then I am undone. O my son, these two vultures will take you and kill you, and the man who is called your father tarries in Delphi. Servant I think that you would not be in such sorry plight if he were present. But as it is you are bereft of friends. Andromache Is there also no word of Peleus' coming? Servant He is too old to help you were he here. Andromache And yet I sent a message more than once. Servant Do you suppose any of your messengers cared about you? Andromache Of course not! Will you then be messenger? Servant What shall I say being so long from home? Andromache You will find many dodges: you are a
Euripides, Andromache (ed. David Kovacs), line 957 (search)
lles, do not fear him for all his insolence toward me. To free you from this fear, there is a cunningly wrought death-trap that stands in his path with a noose that cannot be thrust aside. I shall not reveal this trap beforehand, but the rock of Delphi shall come to know of my plans as they are brought to fulfilment. I, the matricide, provided the oaths of my allies in Delphi hold fast, shall teach him not to marry a bride that is rightfully mine. His demand to Lord Apollo for satisfaction forDelphi hold fast, shall teach him not to marry a bride that is rightfully mine. His demand to Lord Apollo for satisfaction for his father's death shall prove costly to him. His change of heart shall do him no good but the god will punish him. Both by Apollo's will and because of my slanders against him he will die a painful death, and he shall know the enmity of the god. For the god overturns the fortunes of his enemies and does not allow them to be proud.Exit by Eisodos B Orestes and Hermione.