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Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 275


μέμνησο τοίνυν ταῦθ', ὅτι ἡ φρὴν ὤμοσενMNESILOCHUS: Remember, 'tis the heart, and not the tongue, that has sworn; for the oaths of the tongue concern me but little. EURIPIDES: Hurry yourself! The signal for the meeting has just been displayed on the Thesmophoreion. Farewell. [Exit] MNESILOCHUS: Here, Thratta, follow me. Look, Thratta, at the cloud of smoke that arises from all these lighted torches. Ah! beautiful Thesmophorae! grant me your favours, protect me, both within the temple and on my way back! Come, Thratta, put down the basket and take out the cake, which I wish to offer to the two goddesses. Mighty divinity, oh, Demeter, and thou, Persephone, grant that I may be able to offer you many sacrifices; above all things, grant that I may not be recognized. Would that my young daughter might marry a man as rich as he is foolish and silly, so that she may have nothing to do but amuse herself. But where can a place be found for hearing well? Be off, Thratta, be off; slaves have no right to be present at this gathering.


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

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1. Aristophanes, Acharnians, 102, 396, 401, 444-447, 101 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

101. ξυνήκαθ' ὃ λέγει; μὰ τὸν ̓Απόλλω 'γὼ μὲν οὔ.
2. Aristophanes, Clouds, 944 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

944. καὶ διανοίαις κατατοξεύσω.
3. Aristophanes, Frogs, 102, 1471, 101 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

101. ἢ φρένα μὲν οὐκ ἐθέλουσαν ὀμόσαι καθ' ἱερῶν
4. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 1008-1132, 1136-1142, 1172-1198, 177-268, 270, 272-274, 276, 279-654, 668-674, 689-761, 764, 804, 808-809, 941-942, 947-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1000. εὐπέταλος ἕλικι θάλλει.
5. Euripides, Alcestis, 521 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Euripides, Hippolytus, 608, 611-612, 653-655, 607 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

607. O by thy knees I pray, destroy me not utterly. Hippolytu
7. Euripides, Iphigenia Among The Taurians, 512 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Euripides, Phoenician Women, 272 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 1202, 1201 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Xenophon, Memoirs, 2.7.4 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2.7.4. And which do you think are the better, his slaves or your gentlefolk? My gentlefolk, I think. Then is it not disgraceful that you with your gentlefolk should be in distress, while he is kept in affluence by his meaner household? of course his dependants are artisans, while mine have had a liberal education.
11. Aristotle, Rhetoric, None (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

12. Demosthenes, Orations, 59, 45 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

13. Cicero, On Duties, 3.108 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3.108. Non enim falsum iurare periurare est, sed, quod EX ANIMI TUI SENTENTIA iuraris, sicut verbis concipitur more nostro, id non facere periurium est. Scite enim Euripides: Iurávi lingua, méntem iniuratám gero. Regulus vero non debuit condiciones pactionesque bellicas et hostiles perturbare periurio. Cum iusto enim et legitimo hoste res gerebatur, adversus quem et totum ius fetiale et multa sunt iura communia. Quod ni ita esset, numquam claros viros senatus vinctos hostibus dedidisset. 3.108.  For swearing to what is false is not necessarily perjury, but to take an oath "upon your conscience," as it is expressed in our legal formulas, and then fail to perform it, that is perjury. For Euripides aptly says: "My tongue has sworn; the mind I have has sworn no oath." But Regulus had no right to confound by perjury the terms and covets of war made with an enemy. For the war was being carried on with a legitimate, declared enemy; and to regulate our dealings with such an enemy, we have our whole fetial code as well as many other laws that are binding in common between nations. Were this not the case, the senate would never have delivered up illustrious men of ours in chains to the enemy.
14. Lucian, Dialogues of The Courtesans, 4.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 292
animals as oath sacrifices Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 292
antiphon, anti-rhetoric Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aphrodite, in the hippolytus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206
aristophanes, and anti-rhetoric Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, and logography Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, and sophistry Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, and tragedy Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, dicaeopolis in Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, euripides in Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, metatheatre in Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, on disguise Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, parody of telephus Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, works, acharnians Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes, works, clouds Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristophanes Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 127; Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
aristotle Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206
artemis Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206
athens, comic vision of Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
authorial voice, parodies euripides Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246
cicero Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246
deception, and comedy Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
deception, and sophistry Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
deception, association with rhetoric Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
dionysus Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246, 292
engages with aeschylean corpus, hippolytus Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246
eros (sexual desire), of barbarians Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 404
euripides, association with sophistry Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
euripides, in aristophanes Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246
euripides, plays parodied in aristophanes Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
euripides, role in acharnians Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
euripides, telephus Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
glossa, distinct from mind Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206
guilt, inherited, hades (underworld) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 292
heracles Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 292
horkos (oath) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246
hygiaenon Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246
oath, in the hippolytus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206
phaedra Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206; Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246
phren/phrenes, seat of purity/impurity, in the hippolytus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206
plot, oath as plot feature Fletcher, Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama (2012) 11
promiscuity, of barbarians Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 404
prostitution, athenian Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 191
rhetoric, of anti-rhetoric Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
ruin (atē), increase sanctity of oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 292
sacrifice, oath sacrifice off stage Fletcher, Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama (2012) 11
sacrificial victim Fletcher, Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama (2012) 11
socrates Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 246
sopaeus, outside sophoclean corpus Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 292
sophistry, in aristophanes Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
spartans, in aristophanes acharnians Hesk, Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) 267
supplication, in the hippolytus' Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206
theseus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 206