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Euripides, Hecuba, 1076-1080


ποῖ πᾷ φέρομαι τέκν' ἔρημα λιπὼνin requital of their outrage on me? Ah, woe is me! where am I rushing, leaving my children unguarded for maenads of hell to mangle, to be murdered and ruthlessly cast forth upon the hills, a feast of blood for dogs?


Βάκχαις ̔́Αιδου διαμοιρᾶσαιin requital of their outrage on me? Ah, woe is me! where am I rushing, leaving my children unguarded for maenads of hell to mangle, to be murdered and ruthlessly cast forth upon the hills, a feast of blood for dogs?


σφακτά, κυσίν τε φοινίαν δαῖτ' ἀνή-in requital of their outrage on me? Ah, woe is me! where am I rushing, leaving my children unguarded for maenads of hell to mangle, to be murdered and ruthlessly cast forth upon the hills, a feast of blood for dogs?


μερον τ' οὐρείαν ἐκβολάν;in requital of their outrage on me? Ah, woe is me! where am I rushing, leaving my children unguarded for maenads of hell to mangle, to be murdered and ruthlessly cast forth upon the hills, a feast of blood for dogs?


πᾷ στῶ, πᾷ κάμψω, πᾷ βῶWhere shall I stay or turn my steps, like a ship that lies anchored at sea, gathering close my linen robe and rushing to that chamber of death, to guard my children? Chorus Leader


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

21 results
1. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 25 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

25. ἐξ οὗτε Βάκχαις ἐστρατήγησεν θεός 25. ever since he, as a god, led the Bacchantes in war, and contrived for Pentheus death as of a hunted hare. I call on the streams of Pleistus and the strength of Poseidon, and highest Zeus, the Fulfiller; and then I take my seat as prophetess upon my throne.
2. Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 1313 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1313. θυρσαδδωᾶν καὶ παιδδωᾶν.
3. Aristophanes, Clouds, 605 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

605. Βάκχαις Δελφίσιν ἐμπρέπων
4. Euripides, Bacchae, 1029, 1089, 1093, 1124, 1131, 1145, 1153, 1160, 1168, 1189, 1224, 129, 1387, 152-153, 169, 195, 225, 259, 366, 415, 443, 491, 499, 51, 529-530, 578, 605, 62, 623, 632, 664, 67-68, 690, 735, 759, 779, 785, 791, 799, 83, 837, 842, 847, 915, 940, 942, 946, 987, 998, 1020 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1020. ἴθʼ, ὦ Βάκχε, θηραγρευτᾷ βακχᾶν 1020. Go, Bacchus, with smiling face throw a deadly noose around the hunter of the Bacchae as he falls beneath the flock of Maenads. Second Messenger
5. Euripides, Cyclops, 156, 38, 446, 64, 709, 72, 143 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

143. ὁ Βακχίου παῖς, ὡς σαφέστερον μάθῃς. 143. The son of the Bacchic god, that thou mayst learn more certainly. Silenu
6. Euripides, Hecuba, 10, 1075, 1077-1080, 11, 1114-1115, 1118-1119, 1132-1182, 1187-1199, 12, 1200-1207, 121, 1217-1233, 1240-1251, 1253-1255, 1258, 1260, 1265, 1267, 1270, 1274, 1292, 13-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 40-49, 5, 50-59, 6, 661, 669, 675, 684-688, 7, 708-732, 736-799, 8, 800-869, 87, 870-879, 88, 880-899, 9, 900-904, 919, 923-925, 934, 946-949, 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
7. Euripides, Helen, 543 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

543. οὐχ ὡς δρομαία πῶλος ἢ Βάκχη θεοῦ
8. Euripides, Hercules Furens, 1119 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1119. I will explain, if you are no longer mad as a fiend of hell. Heracle
9. Euripides, Hippolytus, 560, 551 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Euripides, Ion, 552-553, 716-717, 550 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

550. Didst thou in days gone by come to the Pythian rock? Xuthu
11. Euripides, Iphigenia At Aulis, 1077, 1505-1509, 1076 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

12. Euripides, Iphigenia Among The Taurians, 953, 164 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

13. Euripides, Medea, 1235, 1234 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

14. Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1489 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

15. Euripides, Rhesus, 972 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

972. As under far Pangaion Orpheus lies
16. Plato, Phaedo, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

69c. from all these things, and self-restraint and justice and courage and wisdom itself are a kind of purification. And I fancy that those men who established the mysteries were not unenlightened, but in reality had a hidden meaning when they said long ago that whoever goes uninitiated and unsanctified to the other world will lie in the mire, but he who arrives there initiated and purified will dwell with the gods. For as they say in the mysteries, the thyrsus-bearers are many, but the mystics few ;
17. Plato, Phaedrus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

253a. they seek after information themselves, and when they search eagerly within themselves to find the nature of their god, they are successful, because they have been compelled to keep their eyes fixed upon the god, and as they reach and grasp him by memory they are inspired and receive from him character and habits, so far as it is possible for a man to have part in God. Now they consider the beloved the cause of all this, so they love him more than before, and if they draw the waters of their inspiration from Zeus, like the bacchantes, they pour it out upon the beloved and make him, so far as possible, like their god.
18. Sophocles, Antigone, 154, 1122 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

19. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 211 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

20. Demosthenes, Orations, 21.52 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

21. Orphic Hymns., Fragments, 474.15-474.16



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apollo, apollonian, apolline Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
bacchants, bacchae, bacchai Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
bacchus, bacchius Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
bacchus, βάκχος Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
berezan Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
chorus χορός, choral Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
classical Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
comedy Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos, dionysos baccheios Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos, dionysos bacchios Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos, dionysos bacchos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos, dionysos bromios Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
eidôla, as prologues Rutter and Sparkes, Word and Image in Ancient Greece (2012) 158
eidôla, in tragedy Rutter and Sparkes, Word and Image in Ancient Greece (2012) 158
eidôla Rutter and Sparkes, Word and Image in Ancient Greece (2012) 158
elegy Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
epigram Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
euripides, eidôla Rutter and Sparkes, Word and Image in Ancient Greece (2012) 158
euripides, medea Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 263
family Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 57
fear Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 133
felix Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
glauke Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 263
hades Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 133
hecuba Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 133
hecuba (hecabe) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 176
hesiod Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
hipponion Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
hope, and madness Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 61
hopelessness, and dehumanization Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 61
hopelessness, and loss of faith in the gods Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 57, 61
iphigeneia Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 263
killing Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 133
lyric Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
makarismos Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 263
menelaus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
myths, in wedding ritual Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 263
nausicaa Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
odysseus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
odyssey Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
olbia/pontic olbia, olbian Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
orphism, orphic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
peleus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
philosophy Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
polymestor Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 133
punishment Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 133
revenge, hopelessness feeding a passion for revenge Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 57, 61
revenge Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 133
rohde, e. Rutter and Sparkes, Word and Image in Ancient Greece (2012) 158
sappho Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
satyr drama, satyr-play Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
theocritus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
tragedy, tragic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
tzanetou, a. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 176
wedding, dress Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 263
wine' Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
with Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 133
women Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 57, 61
xenia Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 176
μάκαρ, μακάριοϲ Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34
ὄλβοϲ, ὄλβιοϲ Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 34