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Aeschylus, Eumenides, 155-159


ἐμοὶ δʼ ὄνειδος ἐξ ὀνειράτων μολὸνReproach, coming to me in a dream, struck me like a charioteer with goad held tight, under my heart, under my vitals. I can feel the cruel, the very cruel chill of the executioner's destroying scourge. They do such things, the younger gods, who rule, wholly beyond justice, a throne dripping blood, about its foot, about its head. I can see the center-stone of the earth defiled with a terrible pollution of blood. Although he is a prophet, he has stained his sanctuary with pollution at its hearth, at his own urging, at his own bidding; against the law of the gods, he has honored mortal things and caused the ancient allotments to decay. And he brings distress to me too, but he shall not win his release; even if he escapes beneath the earth, he is never set free. A suppliant, he will acquire another avenger from his family. (Enter Apollo from the inner sanctuary.] APOLLO: Out, I order you! Go away from this house at once, leave my prophetic sanctuary, so that you may not be struck by a winged glistening snake shot forth from a golden bow-string, and painfully release black foam, vomiting the clots of blood you have drained from mortals. It is not right for you to approach this house; no, your place is where the punishments are beheading, gouging out of eyes, cutting of throats, and where young men's virility is ruined by destruction of seed; where there is mutilation and stoning, and where those who are impaled beneath their spine moan long and piteously. Do you hear what sort of feast is your delight? You are detested by the gods for it. The whole fashion of your form sets it forth. Creatures like you should live in the den of a blood-drinking lion, and not inflict pollution on all near you in this oracular shrine. Be gone, you goats without a herdsman! No god loves such a flock.
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Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1433, 1580, 1432 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1432. μὰ τὴν τέλειον τῆς ἐμῆς παιδὸς Δίκην 1432. By who fulfilled things for my daughter, Justice
2. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 101-139, 150-152, 156-172, 175-177, 321-396, 417, 427-433, 46-51, 517-519, 52, 520-525, 53-100 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

100. παθοῦσα δʼ οὕτω δεινὰ πρὸς τῶν φιλτάτων 100. And yet, although I have suffered cruelly in this way from my nearest kin, no divine power is angry on my behalf, slaughtered as I have been by the hands of a matricide. See these gashes in my heart, and from where they came! For the sleeping mind has clear vision
3. Aeschines, Letters, 3.11 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
agamemnon, murder of Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
anxiety dreams and nightmares, bad conscience Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
anxiety dreams and nightmares, frustration motifs Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
anxiety dreams and nightmares, personal injury Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
anxiety dreams and nightmares Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
arai (curses) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
argos Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 168
athena Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 168, 194
clytaemestra, oaths sworn by Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
clytaemestra Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
curse-tablets Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
daimones Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
dikē Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
dream imagery, distressing Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
dream imagery, hunts, chases, races or journeys Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
dream imagery, personal injury Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
dreams and visions, disturbing Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
dreams and visions, repeated or recurrent Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
erinyes, and clytemnestra Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 155, 168
erinyes, and the middle path Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 155
erinyes Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 194
fiction, hellenistic and roman Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
ghost of clytemnestra, and blame, dishonor, shame Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 155, 168
ghost of clytemnestra, psukhē of Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 168
ghost of clytemnestra, rhetorical inventiveness of Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 168
ghost of clytemnestra Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 155, 168
hades, ethical code of Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 194
hades, realm of Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 168
hades Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 194
portents, death Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 189
psukhē Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 168
revenge curses' Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
thyestes Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
zeus, supervises dikē Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15