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Euripides, Medea, 534-538


μείζω γε μέντοι τῆς ἐμῆς σωτηρίαςto say that the Love-god constrained thee by his resistless shaft to save my life. However, I will not reckon this too nicely; ’twas kindly done, however thou didst serve me. Yet for my safety


εἴληφας ἢ δέδωκας, ὡς ἐγὼ φράσω.hast thou received more than ever thou gavest, as I will show. First, thou dwellest in Hellas, instead of thy barbarian land, and hast learnt what justice means find how to live by law, not by the dictates of brute force; and all the Hellenes recognize thy cleverness


πρῶτον μὲν ̔Ελλάδ' ἀντὶ βαρβάρου χθονὸςhast thou received more than ever thou gavest, as I will show. First, thou dwellest in Hellas, instead of thy barbarian land, and hast learnt what justice means find how to live by law, not by the dictates of brute force; and all the Hellenes recognize thy cleverness


γαῖαν κατοικεῖς καὶ δίκην ἐπίστασαιhast thou received more than ever thou gavest, as I will show. First, thou dwellest in Hellas, instead of thy barbarian land, and hast learnt what justice means find how to live by law, not by the dictates of brute force; and all the Hellenes recognize thy cleverness


νόμοις τε χρῆσθαι μὴ πρὸς ἰσχύος χάριν:hast thou received more than ever thou gavest, as I will show. First, thou dwellest in Hellas, instead of thy barbarian land, and hast learnt what justice means find how to live by law, not by the dictates of brute force; and all the Hellenes recognize thy cleverness


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1. Homer, Iliad, 24.677-24.694 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

24.677. /but Achilles slept in the innermost part of the well-builded hut, and by his side lay fair-cheeked Briseis. 24.678. /but Achilles slept in the innermost part of the well-builded hut, and by his side lay fair-cheeked Briseis. 24.679. /but Achilles slept in the innermost part of the well-builded hut, and by his side lay fair-cheeked Briseis. Now all the other gods and men, lords of chariots, slumbered the whole night through, overcome of soft sleep; but not upon the helper Hermes might sleep lay hold 24.680. /as he pondered in mind how he should guide king Priam forth from the ships unmarked of the strong keepers of the gate. He took his stand above his head and spake to him, saying:Old sire, no thought then hast thou of any evil, that thou still sleepest thus amid foemen, for that Achilles has spared thee. 24.681. /as he pondered in mind how he should guide king Priam forth from the ships unmarked of the strong keepers of the gate. He took his stand above his head and spake to him, saying:Old sire, no thought then hast thou of any evil, that thou still sleepest thus amid foemen, for that Achilles has spared thee. 24.682. /as he pondered in mind how he should guide king Priam forth from the ships unmarked of the strong keepers of the gate. He took his stand above his head and spake to him, saying:Old sire, no thought then hast thou of any evil, that thou still sleepest thus amid foemen, for that Achilles has spared thee. 24.683. /as he pondered in mind how he should guide king Priam forth from the ships unmarked of the strong keepers of the gate. He took his stand above his head and spake to him, saying:Old sire, no thought then hast thou of any evil, that thou still sleepest thus amid foemen, for that Achilles has spared thee. 24.684. /as he pondered in mind how he should guide king Priam forth from the ships unmarked of the strong keepers of the gate. He took his stand above his head and spake to him, saying:Old sire, no thought then hast thou of any evil, that thou still sleepest thus amid foemen, for that Achilles has spared thee. 24.685. /Now verily hast thou ransomed thy son, and a great price thou gavest. But for thine own life must the sons thou hast, they that be left behind, give ransom thrice so great, if so be Agamemnon, Atreus' son, have knowledge of thee, or the host of the Achaeans have knowledge. So spake he, and the old man was seized with fear, and made the herald to arise. 24.686. /Now verily hast thou ransomed thy son, and a great price thou gavest. But for thine own life must the sons thou hast, they that be left behind, give ransom thrice so great, if so be Agamemnon, Atreus' son, have knowledge of thee, or the host of the Achaeans have knowledge. So spake he, and the old man was seized with fear, and made the herald to arise. 24.687. /Now verily hast thou ransomed thy son, and a great price thou gavest. But for thine own life must the sons thou hast, they that be left behind, give ransom thrice so great, if so be Agamemnon, Atreus' son, have knowledge of thee, or the host of the Achaeans have knowledge. So spake he, and the old man was seized with fear, and made the herald to arise. 24.688. /Now verily hast thou ransomed thy son, and a great price thou gavest. But for thine own life must the sons thou hast, they that be left behind, give ransom thrice so great, if so be Agamemnon, Atreus' son, have knowledge of thee, or the host of the Achaeans have knowledge. So spake he, and the old man was seized with fear, and made the herald to arise. 24.689. /Now verily hast thou ransomed thy son, and a great price thou gavest. But for thine own life must the sons thou hast, they that be left behind, give ransom thrice so great, if so be Agamemnon, Atreus' son, have knowledge of thee, or the host of the Achaeans have knowledge. So spake he, and the old man was seized with fear, and made the herald to arise. 24.690. /And Hermes yoked for them the horses and mules, and himself lightly drave them through the camp, neither had any man knowledge thereof.But when they were now come to the ford of the fair-flowing river, even eddying Xanthus, that immortal Zeus begat, then Hermes departed to high Olympus 24.691. /And Hermes yoked for them the horses and mules, and himself lightly drave them through the camp, neither had any man knowledge thereof.But when they were now come to the ford of the fair-flowing river, even eddying Xanthus, that immortal Zeus begat, then Hermes departed to high Olympus 24.692. /And Hermes yoked for them the horses and mules, and himself lightly drave them through the camp, neither had any man knowledge thereof.But when they were now come to the ford of the fair-flowing river, even eddying Xanthus, that immortal Zeus begat, then Hermes departed to high Olympus 24.693. /And Hermes yoked for them the horses and mules, and himself lightly drave them through the camp, neither had any man knowledge thereof.But when they were now come to the ford of the fair-flowing river, even eddying Xanthus, that immortal Zeus begat, then Hermes departed to high Olympus 24.694. /And Hermes yoked for them the horses and mules, and himself lightly drave them through the camp, neither had any man knowledge thereof.But when they were now come to the ford of the fair-flowing river, even eddying Xanthus, that immortal Zeus begat, then Hermes departed to high Olympus
2. Homeric Hymns, To Hermes, 66 (8th cent. BCE - 6th cent. BCE)

66. He took the hollow lyre which he placed
3. Euripides, Bacchae, 877-881, 894, 897-898, 912, 862 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

862. ἆρʼ ἐν παννυχίοις χοροῖς 862. Shall I move my white foot in the night-long dance, aroused to a frenzy
4. Euripides, Medea, 109, 112-114, 119-121, 1329-1340, 1378, 144-145, 148-153, 16, 160-169, 17, 170-172, 18-19, 190-199, 20, 200-203, 208-209, 21, 210, 214-215, 22, 225, 23, 230-251, 255-256, 259-266, 285-286, 305, 316, 324, 345, 348, 351-354, 39-40, 410-439, 44, 440-533, 535-583, 586-587, 591-592, 595-599, 610-613, 619-620, 625-641, 643, 665-758, 764-810, 9-10 (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
5. Sophocles, Philoctetes, 133 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Vergil, Aeneis, 4.304-4.392, 4.433, 4.553-4.570 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4.304. receiving fertile coastland for her farms 4.305. by hospitable grant! She dares disdain 4.306. our proffered nuptial vow. She has proclaimed 4.307. Aeneas partner of her bed and throne. 4.308. And now that Paris, with his eunuch crew 4.309. beneath his chin and fragrant, oozy hair 4.310. ties the soft Lydian bonnet, boasting well 4.311. his stolen prize. But we to all these fanes 4.312. though they be thine, a fruitless offering bring 4.314. As thus he prayed and to the altars clung 4.315. th' Omnipotent gave ear, and turned his gaze 4.316. upon the royal dwelling, where for love 4.317. the amorous pair forgot their place and name. 4.318. Then thus to Mercury he gave command: 4.319. “Haste thee, my son, upon the Zephyrs call 4.320. and take thy winged way! My mandate bear 4.321. unto that prince of Troy who tarries now 4.322. in Tyrian Carthage, heedless utterly 4.323. of empire Heaven-bestowed. On winged winds 4.324. hasten with my decrees. Not such the man 4.325. his beauteous mother promised; not for this 4.326. twice did she shield him from the Greeks in arms: 4.327. but that he might rule Italy, a land 4.328. pregt with thrones and echoing with war; 4.329. that he of Teucer's seed a race should sire 4.330. and bring beneath its law the whole wide world. 4.331. If such a glory and event supreme 4.332. enkindle not his bosom; if such task 4.333. to his own honor speak not; can the sire 4.334. begrudge Ascanius the heritage 4.335. of the proud name of Rome ? What plans he now? 4.336. What mad hope bids him linger in the lap 4.337. of enemies, considering no more 4.338. the land Lavinian and Ausonia's sons. 4.339. Let him to sea! Be this our final word: 4.341. He spoke. The god a prompt obedience gave 4.342. to his great sire's command. He fastened first 4.343. those sandals of bright gold, which carry him 4.344. aloft o'er land or sea, with airy wings 4.345. that race the fleeting wind; then lifted he 4.346. his wand, wherewith he summons from the grave 4.347. pale-featured ghosts, or, if he will, consigns 4.348. to doleful Tartarus; or by its power 4.349. gives slumber or dispels; or quite unseals 4.350. the eyelids of the dead: on this relying 4.351. he routs the winds or cleaves th' obscurity 4.352. of stormful clouds. Soon from his flight he spied 4.353. the summit and the sides precipitous 4.354. of stubborn Atlas, whose star-pointing peak 4.355. props heaven; of Atlas, whose pine-wreathed brow 4.356. is girdled evermore with misty gloom 4.357. and lashed of wind and rain; a cloak of snow 4.358. melts on his shoulder; from his aged chin 4.359. drop rivers, and ensheathed in stiffening ice 4.360. glitters his great grim beard. Here first was stayed 4.361. the speed of Mercury's well-poising wing; 4.362. here making pause, from hence he headlong flung 4.363. his body to the sea; in motion like 4.364. ome sea-bird's, which along the levelled shore 4.365. or round tall crags where rove the swarming fish 4.366. flies Iow along the waves: o'er-hovering so 4.367. between the earth and skies, Cyllene's god 4.368. flew downward from his mother's mountain-sire 4.369. parted the winds and skimmed the sandy merge 4.370. of Libya . When first his winged feet 4.371. came nigh the clay-built Punic huts, he saw 4.372. Aeneas building at a citadel 4.373. and founding walls and towers; at his side 4.374. was girt a blade with yellow jaspers starred 4.375. his mantle with the stain of Tyrian shell 4.376. flowed purple from his shoulder, broidered fair 4.377. by opulent Dido with fine threads of gold 4.378. her gift of love; straightway the god began: 4.379. “Dost thou for lofty Carthage toil, to build 4.380. foundations strong? Dost thou, a wife's weak thrall 4.381. build her proud city? Hast thou, shameful loss! 4.382. Forgot thy kingdom and thy task sublime? 4.383. From bright Olympus, I. He who commands 4.384. all gods, and by his sovran deity 4.385. moves earth and heaven—he it was who bade 4.386. me bear on winged winds his high decree. 4.387. What plan is thine? By what mad hope dost thou 4.388. linger so Iong in lap of Libyan land? 4.389. If the proud reward of thy destined way 4.390. move not thy heart, if all the arduous toil 4.391. to thine own honor speak not, Iook upon 4.392. Iulus in his bloom, thy hope and heir 4.433. out of my kingdom? Did our mutual joy 4.553. though yearning sore to remedy and soothe 4.554. uch misery, and with the timely word 4.555. her grief assuage, and though his burdened heart 4.556. was weak because of love, while many a groan 4.557. rose from his bosom, yet no whit did fail 4.558. to do the will of Heaven, but of his fleet 4.559. resumed command. The Trojans on the shore 4.560. ply well their task and push into the sea 4.561. the lofty ships. Now floats the shining keel 4.562. and oars they bring all leafy from the grove 4.563. with oak half-hewn, so hurried was the flight. 4.564. Behold them how they haste—from every gate 4.565. forth-streaming!—just as when a heap of corn 4.566. is thronged with ants, who, knowing winter nigh 4.567. refill their granaries; the long black line 4.568. runs o'er the levels, and conveys the spoil 4.569. in narrow pathway through the grass; a part 4.570. with straining and assiduous shoulder push


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subject book bibliographic info
aeetes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
aeneas Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
amores peregrini Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
aphrodite, revenge of, in hippolytus Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
apollonius Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
artemis Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
athenians Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
athens Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 69
calypso Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
carthage Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167; Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
civil war Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
dido Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167; Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
euripides Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
hermes, dolios/patron of tricks Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
identity, and gender Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
identity, and individualism Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
identity, and nationality Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
kelly, a. xxii Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 69
medea, revenge in Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 178
medea Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 69; Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
mercury/hermes, in vergil Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
oaths Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 69
orpheus Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
parthians, parthian wars Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
persians Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
priam Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
punic, wars Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
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
rome Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
sexes, relationship between Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
skênê Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 69
tragedy (see also theatricality) Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
trojans Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167
vergil, aeneid Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167; Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187
vergil Fabre-Serris et al., Identities, Ethnicities and Gender in Antiquity (2021) 167; Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 187