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Aeschylus, Eumenides, 80-89
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ἄναξ Ἄπολλον, οἶσθα μὲν τὸ μὴ ʼδικεῖν·ORESTES: Lord Apollo, you know how to do no wrong; and, since you know this, learn not to be neglectful also. For your power to do good is assured. APOLLO: Remember, do not let fear overpower your heart. You, Hermes, my blood brother, born of the same father, watch over him; true to your name, be his guide, shepherding this suppliant of mine — truly Zeus respects this right of outlaws — as he is sped on towards mortals with the fortune of a good escort. (Exit. Orestes departs escorted by Hermes. The Ghost of Clytaemestra appears.] GHOST OF CLYTAEMESTRA: Sleep on! Aha! Yet what need is there of sleepers? It is due to you that I am thus dishonored among the other dead; because of those I killed the dead never cease to reproach me, and I wander in disgrace. I tell you that I am most greatly accused by them. 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, but in the daytime the fate of mortals is unforeseeable. Truly, you have lapped up many of my offerings — wineless libations, a sober appeasement; and I have sacrificed banquets in the solemn night upon a hearth of fire at an hour unshared by any god. I see all this trampled under foot. But he has escaped and is gone, like a fawn; lightly indeed, from the middle of snares, he has rushed away mocking at you. Hear me, since I plead for my life, awake to consciousness, goddesses of the underworld! For in a dream I, Clytaemestra, now invoke you.
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Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

4 results
1. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1020-1021, 1432-1433, 1580, 1019 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1019. Who may, by singing spells, call back?
2. Aeschylus, Libation-Bearers, 66-70, 48 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

48. τί γὰρ λύτρον πεσόντος αἵματος πέδοι;
3. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 101-139, 150-152, 155-172, 175-177, 179-197, 225, 235-243, 276-298, 304-339, 34, 340-349, 35, 350-359, 36, 360-369, 37, 370-379, 38, 380-389, 39, 390-399, 40, 400-402, 41, 414, 416-417, 419, 42, 420-429, 43, 430-435, 439, 44, 445-449, 45, 450-452, 458, 46, 463-469, 47, 470-479, 48, 480-489, 49-51, 517-519, 52, 520-525, 53-68, 689, 69, 690-699, 70, 700-706, 71-79, 81-100 (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
4. Aeschines, Letters, 3.11 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)



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agamemnon, murder of Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
agatharchus, and painted sets Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 703
apollo Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147, 148, 151
arai (curses) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
areopagus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
aristophanes Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
assembly Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
athena Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 148, 151
athens Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 148
audience Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
binding hymn, of the erinyes Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 151
blood, and miasma Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147, 148, 151
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
clytemnestra Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
curse-tablets Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
curse (ara), of erinyes Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 151
dagger, with a retractable blade Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 703
daimones Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
defence Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
dikē Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
doors, in the stage building Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 703
erinyes Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
herodotus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
madness, in the oresteia Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147, 148, 151
matricide, and pursuit by erinyes Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147, 148, 151
murder Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
orestes Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147, 148, 151
parakopa Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 151
phren/phrenes, seat of purity/impurity, in the oresteia Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 148, 151
politicians Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
pollution, metaphysical, and killing Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147
praise Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
pythia Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147
revenge curses Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
stage building, the Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 703
supplication, and purification of homicide Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147, 148
supplication, in the eumenides' Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 148
supplication, in the eumenides Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 147
suspaston Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 703
thucydides Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
thyestes Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15
tragedy Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 391
vitruvius, on painted sets Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 703
zeus, supervises dikē Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 15