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Euripides, Medea, 1378-1383


οὐ δῆτ', ἐπεί σφας τῇδ' ἐγὼ θάψω χερίNo, never! I will bury them myself, bearing them to Hera’s sacred field, who watches o’er the Cape


φέρους' ἐς ̔́Ηρας τέμενος ̓Ακραίας θεοῦNo, never! I will bury them myself, bearing them to Hera’s sacred field, who watches o’er the Cape


ὡς μή τις αὐτοὺς πολεμίων καθυβρίσῃthat none of their foes may insult them by pulling down their tombs; and in this land of Sisyphus I will ordain hereafter a solemn feast and mystic rites to atone for this impious murder. Myself will now to the land of Erechtheus


τύμβους ἀνασπῶν: γῇ δὲ τῇδε Σισύφουthat none of their foes may insult them by pulling down their tombs; and in this land of Sisyphus I will ordain hereafter a solemn feast and mystic rites to atone for this impious murder. Myself will now to the land of Erechtheus


σεμνὴν ἑορτὴν καὶ τέλη προσάψομενthat none of their foes may insult them by pulling down their tombs; and in this land of Sisyphus I will ordain hereafter a solemn feast and mystic rites to atone for this impious murder. Myself will now to the land of Erechtheus


τὸ λοιπὸν ἀντὶ τοῦδε δυσσεβοῦς φόνου.that none of their foes may insult them by pulling down their tombs; and in this land of Sisyphus I will ordain hereafter a solemn feast and mystic rites to atone for this impious murder. Myself will now to the land of Erechtheus


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1. Euripides, Alcestis, 1001-1005, 1008-1014, 1050, 1096, 1115-1118, 1121, 1124, 1127-1129, 1133-1134, 1143-1146, 425-429, 611-612, 614-635, 743-744, 862-863, 866-867, 869-871, 897-902, 911, 916-919, 922, 926-928, 995-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

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, 862, 877-881, 894, 897-898, 912, 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, 1260-1273, 1287-1288, 25-50, 610, 616, 675, 678-680, 684-732, 894-897, 1259 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1259. ἀλλ' οὐ τάχ', ἡνίκ' ἄν σε ποντία νοτὶς — 1259. It will soon cease, when ocean’s flood— Hecuba
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, 1332-1335, 1358-1366, 1331 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9. Euripides, Hippolytus, 1405, 1407, 1417-1439, 1326 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Euripides, Medea, 1056-1080, 112-113, 1136-1139, 114, 1140-1189, 119, 1190-1199, 120, 1200-1209, 121, 1210-1230, 1234-1254, 1260-1261, 1271-1292, 1317-1377, 1379-1414, 144-145, 148-153, 16, 160-167, 17-21, 214-215, 22, 225, 23, 230-251, 255-256, 263-266, 285-286, 305, 324, 351-354, 368, 378-380, 389, 39, 390-391, 395-398, 40, 401-409, 44, 534-538, 663-758, 791-855, 9, 976-990, 10 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. to slay their father and come to live here in the land of Corinth with her husband and children, where her exile found favour with the citizens to whose land she had come, and in all things of her own accord was she at one with Jason, the greatest safeguard thi
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, 29-31, 754-759, 778-836, 841-843, 846-931, 934-935, 950-954, 28 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

14. Euripides, Trojan Women, 1134-1146, 1156-1206, 1240-1245, 1248-1250, 298-305, 308-310, 320-325, 327-328, 332-333, 342-352, 735-739, 1133 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

15. Sophocles, Philoctetes, 101-105, 1054-1059, 106, 1060-1062, 107-134, 86-100 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

16. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.3.6-2.3.11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.3.6. As you go along another road from the market-place, which leads to Sicyon, you can see on the right of the road a temple and bronze image of Apollo, and a little farther on a well called the Well of Glauce. Into this they say she threw herself in the belief that the water would be a cure for the drugs of Medea. Above this well has been built what is called the Odeum (Music Hall), beside which is the tomb of Medea's children. Their names were Mermerus and Pheres, and they are said to have been stoned to death by the Corinthians owing to the gifts which legend says they brought to Glauce. 2.3.7. But as their death was violent and illegal, the young babies of the Corinthians were destroyed by them until, at the command of the oracle, yearly sacrifices were established in their honor and a figure of Terror was set up. This figure still exists, being the likeness of a woman frightful to look upon but after Corinth was laid waste by the Romans and the old Corinthians were wiped out, the new settlers broke the custom of offering those sacrifices to the sons of Medea, nor do their children cut their hair for them or wear black clothes. 2.3.8. On the occasion referred to Medea went to Athens and married Aegeus, but subsequently she was detected plotting against Theseus and fled from Athens also; coming to the land then called Aria she caused its inhabitants to be named after her Medes. The son, whom she brought with her in her flight to the Arii, they say she had by Aegeus, and that his name was Medus. Hellanicus, A writer of the fifth century B.C. however, calls him Polyxenus and says that his father was Jason. 2.3.9. The Greeks have an epic poem called Naupactia . In this Jason is represented as having removed his home after the death of Pelias from Iolcus to Corcyra, and Mermerus, the elder of his children, to have been killed by a lioness while hunting on the mainland opposite. of Pheres is recorded nothing. But Cinaethon An early epic writer. of Lacedaemon, another writer of pedigrees in verse, said that Jason's children by Medea were a son Medeus and a daughter Eriopis; he too, however, gives no further information about these children. 2.3.10. Eumelus said that Helius (Sun) gave the Asopian land to Aloeus and Epliyraea to Aeetes. When Aeetes was departing for Colchis he entrusted his land to Bunus, the son of Hermes and Alcidamea, and when Bunus died Epopeus the son of Aloeus extended his kingdom to include the Ephyraeans. Afterwards, when Corinthus, the son of Marathon, died childless, the Corinthians sent for Medea from Iolcus and bestowed upon her the kingdom. 2.3.11. Through her Jason was king in Corinth, and Medea, as her children were born, carried each to the sanctuary of Hera and concealed them, doing so in the belief that so they would be immortal. At last she learned that her hopes were vain, and at the same time she was detected by Jason. When she begged for pardon he refused it, and sailed away to Iolcus. For these reasons Medea too departed, and handed over the kingdom to Sisyphus.


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subject book bibliographic info
adonis Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
aegeus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93
aetiology Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
ajax Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
alcestis Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
andromache Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
aphrodite, revenge of, in hippolytus Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
aphrodite Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
argos Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 182
arteme Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
artemis Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 835; Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
athena Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 835
athens Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 70, 834, 835
audience Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
children of heracles (heraclidae) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
corinth Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181, 182; Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
creon Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
cult Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
death Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
delphi Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
demeter Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 835
deus ex machina Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
dictys Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 70
dioscuri Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
dramaturgy Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93
duplication, duplicated tombs Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181
electra Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
eleusis Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 835
epic cycle Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
epiphany, passim – meaning, exclusive, epilogue epiphany Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93
erechtheus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
eumelos of corinth Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181
euripides Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
festival Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
funerals Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
glauce Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181; Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
hecuba (hecabe) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
helen Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
helenus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
helios Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93
hera, acraea Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93
hera Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
heracles Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
heraion at perachora, the Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181, 182
hero Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
hippolytus Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 835
honour Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
iason Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
impasse, dramatic Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93
iphigenia in tauris Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
irony Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
jason Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
kelly, a. xxii Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 70, 74
love Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
medea, revenge in Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
medea Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181, 182; Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 70, 74, 834, 835
menelaus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
mycenae Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 182
myth, infrastructures for Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181, 182
myth Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
mêchanê Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 70, 834
neophron Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
neoptolemus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
nomos Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
odysseus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
on high, staging of gods Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
painting, vase Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
pausanias, judges mythic authenticity Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181, 182
philoctetes Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 70
plot Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93
prophecy, foretelling the future Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91, 93
punishment Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
rehm, r. xxv Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
revenge, of hera in heracles Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
revenge, of medea Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
revenge, reverse retaliation' Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
ritual Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
ruins, ruination Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 182
rückblickszenen Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 74
skênê Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 70
suppliant women (supplices) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
thargelia Naiden, Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods (2013) 76
theoclymenus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
theonoe Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 91
theristai Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 70
theseus Liatsi, Ethics in Ancient Greek Literature: Aspects of Ethical Reasoning from Homer to Aristotle and Beyond (2021) 138
tragedy Hawes, Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth (2021) 180, 181, 182
trojan women (troades) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835
troy Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 93
weddings Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834, 835