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Euripides, Hecuba, 678-680


ζῶσαν λέλακας, τὸν θανόντα δ' οὐ στένειςYou speak of the living; but the dead you do not weep is here. Uncovering the corpse Mark well the body now laid bare;


τόνδ': ἀλλ' ἄθρησον σῶμα γυμνωθὲν νεκροῦHEC. Alas me! I do indeed see my son Polydore a corse, whom (I fondly hoped) the man of Thrace was preserving in his palace. Now am I lost indeed, I no longer exist. Oh my child, my child! Alas! I begin the Bacchic strain, having lately learned my woes from my evil genius. ATT. Thou knowest then the calamity of thy son, O most unfortunate. HEC. I see incredible evils, still fresh, still fresh: and my immeasurable woes follow one upon the other. No longer will a day without a tear, without a groan, have part with me. CHOR. Dreadful, oh! dreadful are the miseries that we endure! HEC. O child, child of a wretched mother, by what fate art thou dead, by what hap liest thou here? by the hand of what man? ATT. I know not: on the wave-washed shore I found him. HEC. Cast up from the sea, or fallen by the blood-stained spear? ATT. The ocean's billow cast him up from the deep on the smooth sand.


τόνδ': ἀλλ' ἄθρησον σῶμα γυμνωθὲν νεκροῦYou speak of the living; but the dead you do not weep is here. Uncovering the corpse Mark well the body now laid bare;


εἴ σοι φανεῖται θαῦμα καὶ παρ' ἐλπίδας.is not this a sight to fill you with wonder, and upset your hopes? Hecuba


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1. Euripides, Alcestis, 426-429, 611-612, 614-635, 743-744, 862-863, 866-867, 869-871, 897-902, 911, 916-919, 922, 926-928, 425 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

425. Ho! sirrahs, catch me this woman; hold her fast; for ’tis no welcome story she will have to hear. It was to make thee leave the holy altar of the goddess that I held thy child’s death before thy eyes, and so induced thee to give thyself up to me to die.
2. Euripides, Andromache, 1117-1172, 1176, 1187, 1211, 1218, 1226-1242, 1263-1270, 1116 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1116. εἷς ἦν ἁπάντων τῶνδε μηχανορράφος.
3. Euripides, Bacchae, 1217-1226, 1285, 1300-1329, 1216 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1216. ἕπεσθέ μοι φέροντες ἄθλιον βάρος 1216. Follow me, carrying the miserable burden of Pentheus, follow me, slaves, before the house; exhausted from countless searches, I am bringing his body, for I discovered it in the folds of Kithairon
4. Euripides, Electra, 1277-1280, 1276 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1276. σοὶ μὲν τάδ' εἶπον: τόνδε δ' Αἰγίσθου νέκυν
5. Euripides, Hecuba, 1288, 163-165, 25-34, 349, 35, 350-359, 36, 360-366, 369, 37, 370-372, 38-48, 487-489, 49, 490-491, 50, 610, 616, 658, 675, 679-680, 684-732, 894-897, 1287 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1287. ̔Εκάβη, σὺ δ', ὦ τάλαινα, διπτύχους νεκροὺς
6. Euripides, Helen, 1243, 1260, 1291-1300, 1390-1395, 1400, 1408, 1419, 1528, 1542-1604, 1240 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1240. τί δ'; ἔστ' ἀπόντων τύμβος; ἢ θάψεις σκιάν; 1240. What? Is there a tomb for the absent? Or will you bury a shadow? Helen
7. Euripides, Children of Heracles, 1027-1045, 1159-1162, 1026 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1026. rend= Bury my body after death in its destined grave in front of the shrine of the virgin goddess Pallas. at Pallene. And I will be thy friend and guardian of thy city for ever, where I lie buried in a foreign soil, but a bitter foe to these children’s descendants, whensoe’er Referring to invasions by the Peloponnesians, descendants of the Heracleidae. with gathered host they come against this land, traitors to your kindness now; such are the strangers ye have championed. Why then came I hither, if I knew all this, instead of regarding the god’s oracle? Because I thought, that Hera was mightier far than any oracle, and would not betray me. Waste no drink-offering on my tomb, nor spill the victim’s blood; for I will requite them for my treatment here with a journey they shall rue; and ye shall have double gain from me, for I will help you and harm them by my death. Alcmena 1026. Slay me, I do not ask thee for mercy; yet since this city let me go and shrunk from slaying me, I will reward it with an old oracle of Loxias, which in time will benefit them more than doth appear.
8. Euripides, Hercules Furens, 1359-1366, 1358 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9. Euripides, Iphigenia At Aulis, 511 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Euripides, Medea, 1378-1383, 1377 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1377. Give up to me those dead, to bury and lament Medea
11. Euripides, Orestes, 1431-1436, 97-99, 114 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

12. Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1486-1529, 1485 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1485. I do not veil my tender cheek shaded with curls, nor do I feel shame, from maiden modesty, at the dark red beneath my eyes, the blush upon my face, as I hurry on, in bacchic revelry for the dead
13. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 755-759, 778-836, 841-843, 846-931, 934-935, 950-954, 754 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

754. Are ye bringing the bodies, for the which the strife arose? Messenger
14. Euripides, Trojan Women, 1134-1146, 1156-1206, 1240-1245, 1248-1250, 735-739, 1133 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

15. Sophocles, Ajax, 803, 485 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

16. Sophocles, Electra, 48 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aetiology Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
alcestis Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
andromache Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
athens Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
characters, minor Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 917
children of heracles (heraclidae) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 917
delphi Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
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
electra Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
endurance Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 55
euripides, eidôla Rutter and Sparkes, Word and Image in Ancient Greece (2012) 158
family Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 55, 56
funerals Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
hecuba (hecabe) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
helen Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 917
hera Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
heracles Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
hope, and chance/fortune Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 56
hopelessness, and loss of faith in the gods Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 55, 56
iphigenia in tauris Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
kyriakou, p. xxii Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 917
medea Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
mêchanê Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
nomos Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
rehm, r. xxv Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
revenge, hopelessness feeding a passion for revenge Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 55, 56
ritual Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
rohde, e. Rutter and Sparkes, Word and Image in Ancient Greece (2012) 158
suppliant women (supplices) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
trojan women (troades) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
weddings' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
women Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 55, 56