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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



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Aeschylus, Libation-Bearers, 84-92


δμωαὶ γυναῖκες, δωμάτων εὐθήμονεςYou handmaidens who set our house in order, since you are here as my attendants in this rite of supplication


ἐπεὶ πάρεστε τῆσδε προστροπῆς ἐμοὶgive me your counsel on this: what should I say while I pour these offerings of sorrow? How shall I find gracious words, how shall I entreat my father? Shall I say that I bring these offerings to a loved husband from a loving


πομποί, γένεσθε τῶνδε σύμβουλοι πέρι·give me your counsel on this: what should I say while I pour these offerings of sorrow? How shall I find gracious words, how shall I entreat my father? Shall I say that I bring these offerings to a loved husband from a loving


τί φῶ χέουσα τάσδε κηδείους χοάς;give me your counsel on this: what should I say while I pour these offerings of sorrow? How shall I find gracious words, how shall I entreat my father? Shall I say that I bring these offerings to a loved husband from a loving


πῶς εὔφρονʼ εἴπω, πῶς κατεύξομαι πατρί;give me your counsel on this: what should I say while I pour these offerings of sorrow? How shall I find gracious words, how shall I entreat my father? Shall I say that I bring these offerings to a loved husband from a loving


πότερα λέγουσα παρὰ φίλης φίλῳ φέρεινgive me your counsel on this: what should I say while I pour these offerings of sorrow? How shall I find gracious words, how shall I entreat my father? Shall I say that I bring these offerings to a loved husband from a loving


γυναικὸς ἀνδρί, τῆς ἐμῆς μητρὸς πάρα;wife—from my own mother? I do not have the assurance for that, nor do I know what I should say as I pour this libation onto my father’s tomb. Or shall I speak the words that men are accustomed to use:


τῶνδʼ οὐ πάρεστι θάρσος, οὐδʼ ἔχω τί φῶwife—from my own mother? I do not have the assurance for that, nor do I know what I should say as I pour this libation onto my father’s tomb. Or shall I speak the words that men are accustomed to use:


χέουσα τόνδε πέλανον ἐν τύμβῳ πατρός.wife—from my own mother? I do not have the assurance for that, nor do I know what I should say as I pour this libation onto my father’s tomb. Or shall I speak the words that men are accustomed to use:


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, 75-81, 85-100 (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. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 600 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

600. δυοῖν γὰρ εἶχε προσβολὰς μιασμάτοιν. Χορός 600. I do, for she was twice afflicted with pollution. Chorus
3. Sophocles, Electra, 431-437, 644-645, 1509 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



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aeschylus, and dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
agamemnon, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
agamemnon, as ancestor figure Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 124
agamemnon, as hero Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 124
agamemnon, tomb of Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 124
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
apollo Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 124
apotropaic rites Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
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 Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 124
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 Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 124
electra (sophocles), dream in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
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
heroes' Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 124
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
orestes Shilo, Beyond Death in the Oresteia: Poetics, Ethics, and Politics (2022) 124
philoctetes (sophocles), the chorus in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
tomb, of agamemnon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390