Monthly Archives: February 2013

Eumenides 470-507 … 566-639

Athena: The matter is too great, if any mortal thinks to sit in judgement on this; nor is it established custom for me to decide trials of murder that being down quick anger; especially as you, having performed everything required … Continue reading

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Hekaba 850-904

Agamemnon: For you and your child and thy fortune, I do, Hekaba, have pity and for your suppliant hands, and I want, on account of the gods and also of justice that unholy host to pay penalty to you, would … Continue reading

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Hekaba 626-849

Agamemnon: Hekaba, Why do you delay to come for covering your child in the grave, the very reason for which Talthybios announced to me that none of the Argeians were to touch your maiden? We therefore do not permit, nor … Continue reading

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Hekaba 657-725

Handmaiden: Ladies, where ever is Hekaba, she all-sorrowful, she who defeats the whole male and female seed in misfortunes? No one shall dispute her crown. Choros: What now, oh wretched girl, of your ill-tongued cry? For your distressing proclamations never … Continue reading

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Hekaba 629-656

Choros: For me calamity must, for me misery must be, when first the wood of Mt. Ida, the pine-wood did Alexandros cut down, to ferry upon the swell of the sea for the bed of Helena, the most beautiful that … Continue reading

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Hekaba 518-628

Talthybios: Twice the tears you long to reap from me, my lady, in pity for your daughter; for both now, by harsh comment, you wet this eye, and before the grave where she was killed. I was standing nearby the … Continue reading

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Eumenides 321-346 … 397-469

Chorus: Mother who bore me, Oh mother Night, for the unseeing and the sighted I am retribution, hear me: for the son of Leta dishonours me, he takes for himself this man, our hare, the matricide an expiation of murder … Continue reading

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