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Demosthenes, Orations, 60.8


nanThey so prevailed over the invading host of the Amazons as to expel them beyond the Phasis, and the host of Eumolpus and of many another foeman they drove not only out of their own land but also from the lands of all the other Greeks—invaders whom all those dwelling on our front to the westward neither withstood nor possessed the power to halt. The female warriors known as Amazons were repelled by Theseus. The Phasis River in Colchis, now the Rion, was the legendary boundary between Europe and Asia. Eumolpus invaded Greece from Thrace but was halted by Erechtheus at Eleusis. The route to all parts of the mainland issued from Athens on the west side. Moreover, they were styled the saviors of the sons of Heracles, who himself was the savior of the rest of mankind, when they arrived in this land as suppliants, fleeing before Eurystheus. In addition to all these and many other noble deeds they refused to suffer the lawful rites of the departed to be treated with despite when Creon forbade the burial of the seven against Thebes. This phrase became proverbial as the title of a drama by Aeschylus. Theseus, king of Athens, gave aid to the suppliant wives of the Argive heroes when Creon, king of Thebes, refused burial to their slain husbands: Eur. Supp.


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

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1. Aeschylus, Persians, 806-822, 805 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

805. μίμνουσι δʼ ἔνθα πεδίον Ἀσωπὸς ῥοαῖς 805. They are now lingering where the plain is watered by the stream of Asopus which nourishes placeName key=
2. Pindar, Nemean Odes, 9.23-9.25 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 6.12-6.17 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Euripides, Archelaus (Fragmenta Papyracea), 360 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 523-530, 522 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Herodotus, Histories, None (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7. Isocrates, Orations, 4.54-4.70, 5.33 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

8. Plato, Menexenus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

239b. deeming it their duty to fight in the cause of freedom alike with Greeks on behalf of Greeks and with barbarians on behalf of the whole of Greece . The story of how they repulsed Eumolpus and the Amazons, and still earlier invaders, when they marched upon our country, and how they defended the Argives against the Cadmeians and the Heracleidae against the Argives, is a story which our time is too short to relate as it deserves, and already their valor has been adequately celebrated in song by poets who have made it known throughout the world;
9. Sophocles, Antigone, 22-25, 21 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 2.45.2 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2.45.2. On the other hand if I must say anything on the subject of female excellence to those of you who will now be in widowhood, it will be all comprised in this brief exhortation. Great will be your glory in not falling short of your natural character; and greatest will be hers who is least talked of among the men whether for good or for bad.
11. Xenophon, Hellenica, 6.5.47 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6.5.47. And while that other deed was also noble, when you checked the insolence of Eurystheus and preserved the sons of Heracles, The sons of Heracles, driven from Peloponnesus by Eurystheus, found protection and aid at Athens. would it not surely be an even nobler one if you saved from perishing, not merely the founders, but the whole state as well? And noblest of all deeds if, after the Lacedaemonians saved you then by a 370 B.C. vote, void of danger, you shall aid them now with arms and at the risk of your lives.
12. Plutarch, Theseus, 27.2-27.4, 28.1, 29.4-29.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

13. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.15.2, 1.17.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.15.2. On the middle wall are the Athenians and Theseus fighting with the Amazons. So, it seems, only the women did not lose through their defeats their reckless courage in the face of danger; Themiscyra was taken by Heracles, and afterwards the army which they dispatched to Athens was destroyed, but nevertheless they came to Troy to fight all the Greeks as well as the Athenians them selves. After the Amazons come the Greeks when they have taken Troy, and the kings assembled on account of the outrage committed by Ajax against Cassandra. The picture includes Ajax himself, Cassandra and other captive women. 1.17.2. In the gymnasium not far from the market-place, called Ptolemy's from the founder, are stone Hermae well worth seeing and a likeness in bronze of Ptolemy. Here also is Juba the Libyan and Chrysippus The Stoic philosopher, 280-207 B.C. of Soli . Hard by the gymnasium is a sanctuary of Theseus, where are pictures of Athenians fighting Amazons. This war they have also represented on the shield of their Athena and upon the pedestal of the Olympian Zeus. In the sanctuary of Theseus is also a painting of the battle between the Centaurs and the Lapithae. Theseus has already killed a Centaur, but elsewhere the fighting is still undecided.
14. Demosthenes, Orations, 60.9-60.10, 60.26, 60.36

15. Lysias, Orations, 2.4-2.22, 2.24, 2.26-2.27, 2.33, 2.42-2.44, 2.47, 2.80



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adrastus,recovery of the seven (bellicose version) Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 53, 185
adrastus,recovery of the seven (peaceful version) Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 53
alexander Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 291
amazones,the Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
amazons,as anti-athenians Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 179
amazons,attic amazonomachy Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 146
amazons,gender status of Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 153
amazons,hybris of Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 179
amazons,in the figurative arts Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 146
ancestors,athenian Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 291
antiope,role in the attic amazonomachy Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 146
asylum,in athens Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
athenian exceptionalism Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
athens Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
autochthony,athenian Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
characters,tragic/mythical,adrastus Liapis and Petrides (2019), Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca, 291
characters,tragic/mythical,eurystheus Liapis and Petrides (2019), Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca, 291
cimon,and the painted stoa Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 146
cimon,and theseus Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 134
democracy Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
demosthenes Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
dionysia festivals,great or city d. Liapis and Petrides (2019), Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca, 291
dramatic festivals,discursive parameters Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 179
encomium Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
epinician poetry Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 53
erechtheus Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
eumolpus Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
euripides Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
funeral oration Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
gods,men treated like Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 291
heracles,and theseus Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 118, 134
heraclidae,athenian defence of the Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 118, 134
heraclidae,the Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
honour Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 191
hybris,and religion Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 191
ideology,dynamic nature Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 185
impiety Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 191
justice Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
loraux,n.,on theseus Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 118
lysias Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115; Liapis and Petrides (2019), Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca, 291
marathon (battle of) Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 146
motifs,in postclassical tragedy,burial of the dead Liapis and Petrides (2019), Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca, 291
multiple versions Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 53
myth,athenians knowledge of Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 53
myth,in epitaphioi Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 291
pericles Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115; Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 291
persian wars,the Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
plato Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
reciprocity Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 134
rhetoric,epideictic' Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 291
rhetoric Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
seven against thebes,burial in thebes Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 53
socrates Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
state funeral for the war dead,discursive parameters Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 179
thebes,thebans,hybris of Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 191
thebes Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115
theseus,absence from epitaphios logos Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 118, 134, 179
theseus,and heracles Barbato (2020), The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past, 118, 134
tragedy Kirichenko (2022), Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age, 115