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Euripides, Orestes, 591-598


ὁρᾷς δ' ̓Απόλλων', ὃς μεσομφάλους ἕδραςAnd you see Apollo, who makes the navel of the earth his home, dispensing to mortals unerring prophecies, whom we obey in all he says; I killed my mother in obedience to him.


ναίων βροτοῖσι στόμα νέμει σαφέστατονAnd you see Apollo, who makes the navel of the earth his home, dispensing to mortals unerring prophecies, whom we obey in all he says; I killed my mother in obedience to him.


ᾧ πειθόμεσθα πάνθ' ὅς' ἂν κεῖνος λέγῃ:And you see Apollo, who makes the navel of the earth his home, dispensing to mortals unerring prophecies, whom we obey in all he says; I killed my mother in obedience to him.


τούτῳ πιθόμενος τὴν τεκοῦσαν ἔκτανον.And you see Apollo, who makes the navel of the earth his home, dispensing to mortals unerring prophecies, whom we obey in all he says; I killed my mother in obedience to him.


ἐκεῖνον ἡγεῖσθ' ἀνόσιον καὶ κτείνετε:Find him guilty of the crime, slay him; his was the sin, not mine. What ought I to have done? or is the god not competent to expiate the pollution when I refer it to him? Where then should anyone flee, if he will not rescue me from death after giving his commands?


ἐκεῖνος ἥμαρτ', οὐκ ἐγώ. τί χρῆν με δρᾶν;Find him guilty of the crime, slay him; his was the sin, not mine. What ought I to have done? or is the god not competent to expiate the pollution when I refer it to him? Where then should anyone flee, if he will not rescue me from death after giving his commands?


ἢ οὐκ ἀξιόχρεως ὁ θεὸς ἀναφέροντί μοιFind him guilty of the crime, slay him; his was the sin, not mine. What ought I to have done? or is the god not competent to expiate the pollution when I refer it to him? Where then should anyone flee, if he will not rescue me from death after giving his commands?


μίασμα λῦσαι; ποῖ τις οὖν ἔτ' ἂν φύγοιFind him guilty of the crime, slay him; his was the sin, not mine. What ought I to have done? or is the god not competent to expiate the pollution when I refer it to him? Where then should anyone flee, if he will not rescue me from death after giving his commands?


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1. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 811, 810 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

810. πρῶτον μὲν Ἄργος καὶ θεοὺς ἐγχωρίους 810. First, indeed, placeName key=
2. Euripides, Electra, 295-296, 294 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

294. ἔνεστι δ' οἶκτος ἀμαθίᾳ μὲν οὐδαμοῦ
3. Euripides, Iphigenia Among The Taurians, 571, 711, 570 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Euripides, Medea, 429-430, 428 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Euripides, Orestes, 1191-1204, 1408-1415, 255-275, 356-359, 380-467, 479-481, 492-541, 546-547, 563, 566-571, 592-598, 612, 614-618, 622, 657, 665-668, 671-716, 955-956, 1105 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1105. Let us kill Helen, a bitter grief to Menelaus. Oreste


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adultery as a source of impurity Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220
agamemnon Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 221
apollo Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 521; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220, 221
argos Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 221
characters Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 589
electra Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 521, 589
exile Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 221
hosios Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220
intertextuality Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 521
iphigenia at aulis Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 589
kin-killing Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220
laws, ancestral Marincola et al., Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Calum Maciver, Greek Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras: History Without Historians (2021) 117
madness, in the orestes Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220, 221
matricide, resulting in pollution Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220, 221
medea Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 521
menelaus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220, 221
orestes Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 521; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220, 221
osullivan, p. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 589
pucci, p. xxv Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 521
pylades Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 221
reductio ad absurdum Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 589
rhetoric Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 589
salvation, and supplication Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220
supplication, and purification of homicide Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220, 221
supplication, in the orestes Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220, 221
supplication, violation of polluting' Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220
tragikôtatos (τραγικώτατος) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 521
trojan women (troades) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 589
tyndareus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 220, 221