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Aeschylus, Libation-Bearers, 75-81


ἐμοὶ δʼ —ἀνάγκαν γὰρ ἀμφίπτολινFor since the gods laid constraining doom about my city and led me from my father’s house to a slave’s lot, it is fitting for me to govern my bitter hate, even against my will, and submit to the wishes of my masters, whether just or unjust.


θεοὶ προσήνεγκαν· ʽἐκ γὰρ οἴκωνFor since the gods laid constraining doom about my city and led me from my father’s house to a slave’s lot, it is fitting for me to govern my bitter hate, even against my will, and submit to the wishes of my masters, whether just or unjust.


πατρῴων δούλιόν μʼ ἐσᾶγον αἶσαν̓—For since the gods laid constraining doom about my city and led me from my father’s house to a slave’s lot, it is fitting for me to govern my bitter hate, even against my will, and submit to the wishes of my masters, whether just or unjust.


δίκαια καὶ μὴ δίκαια ἀρχὰς πρέπονFor since the gods laid constraining doom about my city and led me from my father’s house to a slave’s lot, it is fitting for me to govern my bitter hate, even against my will, and submit to the wishes of my masters, whether just or unjust.


nanFor since the gods laid constraining doom about my city and led me from my father’s house to a slave’s lot, it is fitting for me to govern my bitter hate, even against my will, and submit to the wishes of my masters, whether just or unjust.


βίᾳ φρενῶν αἰνέσαιFor since the gods laid constraining doom about my city and led me from my father’s house to a slave’s lot, it is fitting for me to govern my bitter hate, even against my will, and submit to the wishes of my masters, whether just or unjust.


πικρὸν στύγος κρατούσῃ.For since the gods laid constraining doom about my city and led me from my father’s house to a slave’s lot, it is fitting for me to govern my bitter hate, even against my will, and submit to the wishes of my masters, whether just or unjust.


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

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1. Aeschylus, Libation-Bearers, 101-163, 22-48, 55, 59-70, 76-81, 84-100 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

100. τῆσδʼ ἐστὲ βουλῆς, ὦ φίλαι, μεταίτιαι· 100. In this, my friends, be my fellow-counsellors. For we cherish a common hatred within our house. Do not hide your counsel in your hearts in fear of anyone. For the portion of fate awaits both the free man and the man enslaved by another’s hand.
2. Euripides, Electra, 299, 298 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

298. πρόσω γὰρ ἄστεως οὖσα τἀν πόλει κακὰ
3. Sophocles, Electra, 431-437, 644-645, 1509 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus, and dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
aeschylus, different from sophocles Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
agamemnon, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
ajax (sophocles), the chorus in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
anxiety, and dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
apotropaic rites Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
chorus, antigone, electra Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
chorus, antigone, in danger and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
chorus, antigone, part of 'the large group'" Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
chorus, the, sophocles use of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
chrysothemis, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
clytemnestra (sophocles), dream of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
dreams, as messages Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
electra, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
electra, chorus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
electra, civic community Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
electra (sophocles), dream in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
electra constructing a family, house Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
euripides, different from sophocles Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
fear, and dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
gods, and humans Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
groups, and individuals Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
groups, threatened and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
humans, and the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
libation bearers, the (aeschylus), and frightening dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
libation bearers, the (aeschylus), clytemnestras dream in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
orestes, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
perspective Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
philoctetes (sophocles), the chorus in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
polis Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 266
tomb, of agamemnon' Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390