Category Archives: Euripides Hecuba

Hekaba 1251-1295

Polymestor: Oh woe, worsted, so it seems, by a woman, a slave, I shall lose my case to my inferiors. Agamemnon: Is it not then righteous, if indeed you have wrought evils? Polymestor: Alas for my children and my eyes, … Continue reading

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Hekaba 1187-1251

Hekaba: Agamemnon, it is not ever customary among men for the tongue to have the better of matters: if one performs a good service, he must speak a good word, if base, however, the words must be unsound, and he … Continue reading

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Hekaba 953-1186

Polymestor: Oh, Priamos, dearest of men, and you dearest Hekaba, I weep when I behold you and the city and she born of you, so recently dead. Alas; there is nothing trustworthy, not good repute nor again, that he acting … Continue reading

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Hekaba 905-952

Choros: And you, oh Ilios of my father, shall no longer be counted a city of the unravaged; a swarm of Hellenes of the sort around hide you with spear, indeed with spears they ravaged you. From the crown of … 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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