Browsing named entities in Euripides, Heracleidae (ed. David Kovacs).
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The skene represents the temple of Zeus Agoraios in Marathon, an outlying region of Attica. At an altar before the temple are Iolaus and the young sons of Heracles. Iolaus I have long ago come to this conclusion: the just man is to his neighbors by nature while the man whose heart runs untrammeled toward gain is of no use to his city and hard to deal with but to himself the best of friends. This wisdom I know not at second hand but by experience. For out of a sense of honor and because I reverenced the tie of blood, I more than any other shared with Heracles in his many labors while he was in our midst, though I could have lived at peace in Argos. And now, since he dwells in heaven, I keep safe beneath my wings these children of his, though I myself need someone to save me. When their father departed from the earth, first Eurystheus determined to kill us. But we escaped from him, and though we lost our city, we saved
Herald I am an Argive, for that is what you ask me. But I want to tell you my purpose in coming and who it is that has sent me. Eurystheus, king of Mycenae, has sent me here to fetch these children. I have come here, stranger, with many just pleas both to carry out and to urge. I am an Argive myself, and I seek to take away these Argives who have run away from my own country, persons sentenced by the laws of that country to die. It is proper that we who are the city's inhabitants should passArgive myself, and I seek to take away these Argives who have run away from my own country, persons sentenced by the laws of that country to die. It is proper that we who are the city's inhabitants should pass binding sentences against our own number. We have come to the hearths of many others and have taken our stand on these same principles, and no one has had the hardihood to increase his own troubles. But they have come here either because they espy some folly in you or because out of desperation they are risking their all to see whether
will or will not prove to be < such a mad and brainless fool>. For they surely do not expect that while you are in your right mind, you alone of all the