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Aeschylus, Eumenides, 490


νῦν καταστροφαὶ νέωνCHORUS: Here is the overturning of new laws, if the wrongful cause of this matricide is to triumph. Now his deed will accustom all men to recklessness; many sorrowful wounds, given in truth by children, wait for parents in the future time. For the wrath of us, the Furies who keep watch on mortals, will not come stealthily upon such deeds — I will let loose death in every form. And as he anticipates his neighbor's evils, one man will ask of another when hardship is to end or to decrease; and the poor wretch offers the vain consolation of uncertain remedies. Do not let anyone who is struck by misfortune make an appeal and cry aloud this word, "Justice!" "Thrones of the Furies!" Perhaps some father, or mother, in new sorrow, may cry out these words piteously, now that the house of Justice is falling. There is a time when fear is good and ought to remain seated as a guardian of the heart. It is profitable to learn wisdom under strain. But who, if he did not train his heart in fear, either city or mortal, would still revere justice in the same way? Do not approve of a lawless life or one subject to a tyrant. The god grants power to moderation in every form, but he oversees other matters in different ways. I have a timely word of advice: arrogance is truly the child of impiety, but from health of soul comes happiness, dear to all, much prayed for. And as for the whole matter, I say to you: respect the altar of Justice and do not, looking to profit, dishonor it by spurning with godless foot; for punishment will come upon you. The appointed fulfilment remains. Therefore, let a man rightly put first in honor the reverence owed to his parents, and have regard for attentions paid to guests welcomed in his house.


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

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1. Hesiod, Works And Days, 122 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

122. of health, away from grief, they took delight
2. Homer, Iliad, 19.259-19.260 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

19.259. /made prayer to Zeus; and all the Argives sat thereby in silence, hearkening as was meet unto the king. And he spake in prayer, with a look up to the wide heaven:Be Zeus my witness first, highest and best of gods, and Earth and Sun, and the Erinyes, that under earth 19.260. /take vengeance on men, whosoever hath sworn a false oath, that never laid I hand upon the girl Briseis either by way of a lover's embrace or anywise else, but she ever abode untouched in my huts. And if aught of this oath be false, may the gods give me woes
3. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 148-154, 162-163, 165-172, 179-197, 208-210, 227, 230, 307-396, 419-421, 470-489, 491-531, 538-548, 560, 564-565, 585, 595, 604-606, 609-669, 67, 670-675, 679, 68, 680-681, 683, 689, 69, 690-699, 70, 700-706, 708-709, 71, 710, 72, 723-728, 73, 736-740, 778-786, 976-987, 115 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

115. ψυχῆς, φρονήσατʼ, ὦ κατὰ χθονὸς θεαί. 115. awake to consciousness, goddesses of the underworld! For in a dream I, Clytaemestra, now invoke you. Chorus
4. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 70 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

70. Ἀρά τʼ Ἐρινὺς πατρὸς ἡ μεγασθενής 70. and Curse, note anchored=
5. Euripides, Medea, 1390-1391, 1389 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1389. The curse of our sons’ avenging spirit and of Justice
6. Euripides, Orestes, 265, 866-956, 264 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

264. Let me go! you are one of my Furies
7. Herodotus, Histories, 4.149 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4.149. But as Theras' son would not sail with him, his father said that he would leave him behind as a sheep among wolves; after which saying the boy got the nickname of Oeolycus, and it so happened that this became his customary name. He had a son, Aegeus, from whom the Aegidae, a great Spartan clan, take their name. ,The men of this clan, finding that none of their children lived, set up a temple of the avenging spirits of Laïus and Oedipus, by the instruction of an oracle, after which their children lived. It fared thus, too, with the children of the Aegidae at Thera.
8. Plato, Symposium, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

202e. Through it are conveyed all divination and priestcraft concerning sacrifice and ritual
9. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 1299, 1434, 466, 1298 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 1.107.4 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

11. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 25.4 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

12. Heraclitus of Ephesus (Attributed Author), Letters, 9.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

13. Plutarch, Cimon, 17.4-17.7 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

14. Plutarch, On The Obsolescence of Oracles, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15. Plutarch, On Isis And Osiris, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

361b. Xenocrates also is of the opinion that such days as are days of ill omen, and such festivals as have associated with them either beatings or lamentations or fastings or scurrilous language or ribald jests have no relation to the honours paid to the gods or to worthy demigods, but he believes that there exist in the space about us certain great and powerful natures, obdurate, however, and morose, which take pleasure in such things as these, and, if they succeed in obtaining them, resort to nothing worse. Then again, Hesiod calls the worthy and good demigods "holy deities" and "guardians of mortals" and Givers of wealth, and having therein a reward that is kingly.
16. Heraclitus Lesbius, Fragments, 94



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bachofen, j. j. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
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blok, j. h. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
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civil strife Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 116
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dike Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33
dinarchus of corinth (orator) Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 349
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dubois, p. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
ephialtes Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 116
erinyes Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33
erynies Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
erythrai Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 349
eumenides Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33
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festa, n. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
gods as elements, names of the gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33
heidegger, m. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
heracles Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
heraclitus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33
hippias of erythrai Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 349
justice Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33; Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
katalysis tou dēmou Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 349
kunst, karl v Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 349
law Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 116
law and literature Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 374
mayor, a. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
mcclure, l. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
medusa Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
meier, christian Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 116
moreau, a. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
morgan, k. a. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
mythology Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
orestes Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 116
ortyges Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 349
palaephatus Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
parthenon Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
phocion Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 349
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reinhardt, k. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
religion Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 116
rites, rituals Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33
schmitt, c. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
servants of the gods (minor deities) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33
souls Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 33
sparta, spartans Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 116
theseus Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
thomson, g. d. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 46
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