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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



138
Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 197-247


τρίβῳ κατέξαινον ἄν-The Argeians’ flowery prime:


θος Ἀργείων· ἐπεὶ δὲ καὶ πικροῦAnd when a remedy more grave and grand


χείματος ἄλλο μῆχαρThan aught before, — yea, for the storm and dearth, —


βριθύτερον πρόμοισινThe prophet to the foremost in command


μάντις ἔκλαγξεν προφέρωνShrieked forth, as cause of this


Ἄρτεμιν, ὥστε χθόνα βάκ-Adducing Artemis


τροις ἐπικρούσαντας Ἀτρεί-So that the Atreidai striking staves on earth


δας δάκρυ μὴ κατασχεῖν· ΧορόςCould not withhold the tear) —


ἄναξ δʼ ὁ πρέσβυς τότʼ εἶπε φωνῶν·Then did the king, the elder, speak this clear.


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ἐπεὶ δʼ ἀνάγκας ἔδυ λέπαδνονBut when he underwent necessity’s


φρενὸς πνέων δυσσεβῆ τροπαίανYoke-trace, — from soul blowing unhallowed change


ἄναγνον ἀνίερον, τόθενUnclean, abominable, — thence—another man —


τὸ παντότολμον φρονεῖν μετέγνω.The audacious mind of him began


τὸ παντότολμον φρονεῖν μετέγνω.Its wildest range.


βροτοὺς θρασύνει γὰρ αἰσχρόμητιςFor this it is gives mortals hardihood —


τάλαινα παρακοπὰ πρωτοπήμων. ἔτλα δʼ οὖνSome vice-devising miserable mood


τάλαινα παρακοπὰ πρωτοπήμων. ἔτλα δʼ οὖνOf madness, and first woe of all the brood.


nanThe sacrificer of his daughter — strange! —


θυτὴρ γενέσθαι θυγατρόςHe dared become, to expedite


γυναικοποίνων πολέμων ἀρωγὰνWoman-avenging warfare, — anchors weighed


καὶ προτέλεια ναῶν. ΧορόςWith such prelusive rite!


λιτὰς δὲ καὶ κληδόνας πατρῴουςPrayings and callings


παρʼ οὐδὲν αἰῶ τε παρθένειονOf these, and of the virgin-age, —


ἔθεντο φιλόμαχοι βραβῆς.Captains heart-set on war to wage!


φράσεν δʼ ἀόζοις πατὴρ μετʼ εὐχὰνHis ministrants, vows done, the father bade —


δίκαν χιμαίρας ὕπερθε βωμοῦKid-like, above the altar, swathed in pall


πέπλοισι περιπετῆ παντὶ θυμῷ προνωπῆTake her — lift high, and have no fear at all


nanHead-downward, and the fair mouth’s guard


λαβεῖν ἀέρδην, στόματόςAnd frontage hold, — press hard


τε καλλιπρῴρου φυλακᾷ κατασχεῖνFrom utterance a curse against the House
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βίᾳ χαλινῶν τʼ ἀναύδῳ μένει.By dint of bit-violence bridling speech.


κρόκου βαφὰς δʼ ἐς πέδον χέουσαAnd as to ground her saffron-vest she shed


ἔβαλλʼ ἕκαστον θυτήρ-She smote the sacrificers all and each


ων ἀπʼ ὄμματος βέλειWith arrow sweet and piteous


ων ἀπʼ ὄμματος βέλειFrom the eye only sped, —


φιλοίκτῳ, πρέπουσά θʼ ὡς ἐν γραφαῖς, προσεννέπεινSignificant of will to use a word


φιλοίκτῳ, πρέπουσά θʼ ὡς ἐν γραφαῖς, προσεννέπεινJust as in pictures: since, full many a time


θέλουσʼ, ἐπεὶ πολλάκιςIn her sire’s guest-hall, by the well-heaped board


πατρὸς κατʼ ἀνδρῶνας εὐτραπέζουςHad she made music, — lovingly with chime


ἔμελψεν, ἁγνᾷ δʼ ἀταύρωτος αὐδᾷ πατρὸςOf her chaste voice, that unpolluted thing


φίλου τριτόσπονδον εὔ-Honoured the third libation, — paian that should bring


ποτμον παιῶνα φίλως ἐτίμα— ΧορόςGood fortune to the sire she loved so well.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

17 results
1. Homer, Odyssey, 19.522 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 105-144, 146, 150-151, 160-196, 198-247, 250-251, 65, 67-71, 104 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

104. κύριός εἰμι θροεῖν ὅδιον κράτος αἴσιον ἀνδρῶν 104. Empowered am I to sing
3. Aeschylus, Persians, 10, 100-109, 11, 110-119, 12, 120-129, 13, 130-139, 14-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 40-49, 5, 50-59, 6, 60-69, 7, 70-79, 8, 80-89, 9, 90-99, 1 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1. Τάδε μὲν Περσῶν τῶν οἰχομένων 1. Here we are, the faithful Council of the Persians, who have gone to the land of placeName key=
4. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 766-791, 717 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

717. οὐκ ἄνδρʼ ὁπλίτην τοῦτο χρὴ στέργειν ἔπος. Χορός 717. A soldier must not embrace that maxim. Chorus
5. Aristophanes, Acharnians, 320 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

320. μὴ οὐ καταξαίνειν τὸν ἄνδρα τοῦτον ἐς φοινικίδα;
6. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 503-516, 502 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

502. ἑτέραν δ' ἐγᾦδ' ἣ 'φασκεν ὠδίνειν γυνὴ
7. Euripides, Electra, 1025-1029, 1024 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Euripides, Hippolytus, 274 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

274. How weak and wasted is her body! Nurse
9. Euripides, Medea, 487-491, 486 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 585 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

585. each stout footman, and whoso mounts the car; ’tis time the bit, dripping with foam, should urge the charger on toward the land of Cadmus. For I will march in person to the seven gates thereof
11. Plato, Theaetetus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

149c. THEAET. Very likely. SOC. Is it not, then, also likely and even necessary, that midwives should know better than anyone else who are pregt and who are not? THEAET. Certainly. SOC. And furthermore, the midwives, by means of drug
12. Sophocles, Electra, 567-574, 888, 566 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

13. Sophocles, Women of Trachis, 474, 102 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

102. is he on the straits of the sea, or does he lean upon the twin continents? Speak, you who surpass all in sight! Chorus:
14. Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica, 2.707-2.709 (3rd cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2.707. κοῦρος ἐὼν ἔτι γυμνός, ἔτι πλοκάμοισι γεγηθώς. 2.708. ἱλήκοις· αἰεί τοι, ἄναξ, ἄτμητοι ἔθειραι 2.709. αἰὲν ἀδήλητοι· τὼς γὰρ θέμις. οἰόθι δʼ αὐτὴ
15. Heliodorus, Ethiopian Story, 2.11.2 (2nd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

16. Longus, Daphnis And Chloe, 1.20.2, 1.23.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

17. Epigraphy, Ig Ii2, 1514



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altar Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 139
amulets Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
anthropology Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
apollonios rhodios Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
artemis (goddess), sanctuary at brauron Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
artemis (goddess) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
blood, shedding of Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 139
clytemnestra Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
corinth Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
creon Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
demand, nancy Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
dionysos (bacchus, god) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
ellis-hansen, a. Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
euripides, in longus Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 630
euripides Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
festivals, artemis brauronia Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
hecuba Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
helen Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
herodas, mimiambi Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 630
king, helen Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
leitao, david Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
life-change rituals, adolescence and puberty Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
life-change rituals, hairstyles Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
life-change rituals, marriage and death rituals Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
life-change rituals, pregnancy and birth Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
life-change rituals, symbolic clothing Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
life-change rituals Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
marriage Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
menelaus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
murder Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
necessity, in the agamemnon Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 139
neils, jenifer Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
orestes Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 139
parakopa Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 139
phren/phrenes, seat of purity/impurity, in the oresteia Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 139
plato Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
revenge Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 197
sacrifice, animal, human, of iphigenia in the agamemnon Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 139
sophocles, in longus Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 630
sophocles Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 630
sourvinou-inwood, christiane Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
themis, in the agamemnon Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 139
tragedy, longus reception of Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 630
trimeter, iambic Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 630
women, dedication of clothing (peplos) to goddesses Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
women, divine protection in childbirth Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
women, marriage Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525
women, physiological change and pollution' Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 525