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Aeschylus, Suppliant Women, 885-895


οἰοῖ, πάτερ, βρέτεος ἄροςCHORUS: Alas, father; the help of the sacred images deludes me. Like a spider, he is carrying me seaward step by step — a nightmare, a black nightmare! Oh! Oh! Mother Earth, mother Earth, avert his fearful cries! O father Zeus, son of Earth! HERALD: I do not fear the native gods, be assured. They did not rear me, nor by their nurture did they bring me to old age.
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μαιμᾷ πέλας δίπους ὄφις·CHORUS: He rages close to me, the two-footed serpent. Like some viper he lays hold of me and bites my foot. Alas, alas! Mother Earth, mother Earth, avert his fearful cries! O father Zeus, son of Earth! HERALD: If you will not resign yourself and get to the ship, rending will have no pity on the fabric of your garments. CHORUS: We are lost! O King, we are suffering impious violence! HERALD: Oh, you will soon see many kings in Egyptus' sons. Be of good cheer: you will not have to blame lack of government. CHORUS: Listen! Chiefs and rulers of the city, I am threatened with violence! HERALD: I think I will have to seize you by the hair and drag you off since you are slow to heed my orders. (Enter the King with retainers.] KING: You there! What are you doing? What kind of arrogance has incited you to do such dishonor to this realm of Pelasgian men? Indeed, do you think you have come to a land of women? For a barbarian dealing with Hellenes, you act insolently. Many are the misses of your wits, and your hits are none. HERALD: And in this case where have I gone wrong and transgressed my right? KING: First of all, you do not know how to act as a stranger. HERALD: I not know? How so, when I simply find and take my own that I had lost? KING: To what patrons of your land was your notice given?


nanCHORUS: He rages close to me, the two-footed serpent. Like some viper he lays hold of me and bites my foot. Alas, alas! Mother Earth, mother Earth, avert his fearful cries! O father Zeus, son of Earth! HERALD: If you will not resign yourself and get to the ship, rending will have no pity on the fabric of your garments. CHORUS: We are lost! O King, we are suffering impious violence! HERALD: Oh, you will soon see many kings in Egyptus' sons. Be of good cheer: you will not have to blame lack of government. CHORUS: Listen! Chiefs and rulers of the city, I am threatened with violence! HERALD: I think I will have to seize you by the hair and drag you off since you are slow to heed my orders. (Enter the King with retainers.] KING: You there! What are you doing? What kind of arrogance has incited you to do such dishonor to this realm of Pelasgian men? Indeed, do you think you have come to a land of women? For a barbarian dealing with Hellenes, you act insolently. Many are the misses of your wits, and your hits are none. HERALD: And in this case where have I gone wrong and transgressed my right? KING: First of all, you do not know how to act as a stranger. HERALD: I not know? How so, when I simply find and take my own that I had lost? KING: To what patrons of your land was your notice given?


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1. Homer, Odyssey, 19.559-19.569 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 275, 420-421, 274 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

274. πότερα δʼ ὀνείρων φάσματʼ εὐπιθῆ σέβεις; Κλυταιμήστρα 274. Haply thou flattering shows of dreams respectest? KLUTAIMNESTRA.
3. Aeschylus, Libation-Bearers, 33-43, 32 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

32. τορὸς δὲ Φοῖβος ὀρθόθριξ 32. For with a hair-raising shriek, Terror, the diviner of dreams for our house, breathing wrath out of sleep, uttered a cry of terror in the dead of night from the heart of the palace
4. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 101-104, 94-100 (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
5. Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 646-673, 645 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

645. αἰεὶ γὰρ ὄψεις ἔννυχοι πωλεύμεναι 645. For visions of the night, always haunting my maiden chamber, sought to beguile me with seductive words, saying: q type=
6. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 710-711, 709 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

709. ἐξέζεσεν γὰρ Οἰδίπου κατεύγματα· 709. Yes, the curses of Oedipus have made it seethe in fury.
7. Aeschylus, Suppliant Women, 280-289, 348-353, 824, 835, 845, 882-884, 886-895, 902, 905, 908, 911-953, 279 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

279. Λιβυστικαῖς γὰρ μᾶλλον ἐμφερέστεραι
8. Aristophanes, Frogs, 1332-1344, 1331 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1331. ὦ νυκτὸς κελαινοφαὴς
9. Euripides, Alcestis, 355, 357, 354 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Euripides, Hecuba, 10-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 40-49, 5, 50-59, 6, 60-65, 68-69, 7, 70-76, 8, 84, 87-89, 9, 90-91, 93-95, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1. ̔́Ηκω νεκρῶν κευθμῶνα καὶ σκότου πύλας 1. I have come from out of the charnel-house and gates of gloom, where Hades dwells apart from gods, I Polydorus, a son of Hecuba, the daughter of Cisseus, and of Priam. Now my father, when Phrygia ’s capital
11. Euripides, Iphigenia Among The Taurians, 570-575, 569 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

12. Euripides, Orestes, 619-620, 618 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

13. Euripides, Rhesus, 781-789, 780 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

14. Sophocles, Electra, 411, 417-425, 431-437, 449-452, 459, 472-501, 410 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

15. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 922-928, 921 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

16. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 981-983, 980 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



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alexandria, demeter of Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
ampelisca Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
anapaestic metre, ἄναξ Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
andocides Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
andromache Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
antonius, m. Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 156
anxiety dreams and nightmares, greek tragedy Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 385
anxiety dreams and nightmares Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 384, 385
argos, argive Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
aristion Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
cassandra Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
chloe Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
chryses Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 156
danaids Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145; Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
danaus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
dionysus, δῖοϲ Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
divine visits Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 384
dream figures Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 385
dreams and visions, examples, tragedy Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 384, 385
ducetius Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
fictive founder Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 231
foundation legend Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 231
foundation legends, argos' Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 231
harpalus Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
heracleans Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
heraclidae Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
heralds Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 156
himerans Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
iphigenia Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 156
ithome, zeus of Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
labrax Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
megarans Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
messenians Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
mnesilochus Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
motyans Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
oedipus, children of Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
oedipus Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 156
of Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
orestes Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 156, 168
pactyes Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
palaestra Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
paris, πατήρ Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
pausanias, regent Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
pelasgus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
polyaratus Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
prayer Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
reciprocity Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
religious Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
requests, hymnic Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
romans Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
selinuntians Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
sparta, convicts from Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
supplication Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
syrphax Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
tegea, minority in Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
thebans Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
themisto Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
themistocles Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
theramenes Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
theseus Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 156
tragedy Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 156
tranio Naiden,Ancient Suppliation (2006)" 168
vision, supplicatory visions Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145
πρόφρων Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 145