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Euripides, Suppliant Women, 755-759


ὅσοι γε κλεινοῖς ἕπτ' ἐφέστασαν δόμοις.Ay, each of the seven chiefs who led their famous hosts. Adrastu


πῶς φῄς; ὁ δ' ἄλλος ποῦ κεκμηκότων ὄχλος;What sayest thou? the rest who fell—say, where are they? Messenger


τάφῳ δέδονται πρὸς Κιθαιρῶνος πτυχαῖς.They have found burial in the dells of Cithseron. Adrastu


τοὐκεῖθεν ἢ τοὐνθένδε; τίς δ' ἔθαψέ νιν;On this or that side of the mount? And who did bury them? Messenger


Θησεύς, σκιώδης ἔνθ' ̓Ελευθερὶς πέτρα.Theseus buried them ’neath the shadow of Eleutherae’s cliff. Adrastu


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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, 25-50, 610, 616, 675, 678-680, 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, Medea, 1378-1383, 1377 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

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

11. 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
12. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 1166-1175, 754, 756-759, 778-836, 841-843, 846-931, 934-935, 950-954, 1165 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1165. Adrastus, and ye dames from Argos sprung, ye see these children bearing in their hands the bodies of their valiant sires whom I redeemed; to thee I give these gifts, I and Athens. And ye must bear in mind the memory of this favour
13. Euripides, Trojan Women, 1134-1146, 1156-1206, 1240-1245, 1248-1250, 735-739, 1133 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

14. Herodotus, Histories, 9.27.3 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9.27.3. Furthermore, when the Argives who had marched with Polynices against Thebes had there made an end of their lives and lay unburied, know that we sent our army against the Cadmeans and recovered the dead and buried them in Eleusis.
15. Lysias, Orations, 2.10 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

16. Plato, Phaedrus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

229b. Phaedrus. There is shade there and a moderate breeze and grass to sit on, or, if we like, to lie down on. Socrates. Lead the way. Phaedrus. Tell me, Socrates, is it not from some place along here by the Ilissus that Boreas is said to have carried off Oreithyia? Socrates. Yes, that is the story. Phaedrus. Well, is it from here? The streamlet looks very pretty and pure and clear and fit for girls to play by.
17. Strabo, Geography, 9.2.11 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

9.2.11. Also Mycalessus, a village, is in the Tanagraean territory. It is situated on the road that leads from Thebes to Chalcis; and in the Boeotian dialect it is called Mycalettus. And Harma is likewise in the Tanagraean territory; it is a deserted village near Mycalettus, and received its name from the chariot of Amphiaraus, and is a different place from the Harma in Attica, which is near Phyle, a deme of Attica bordering on Tanagra. Here originated the proverb, when the lightning flashes through Harma; for those who are called the Pythaistae look in the general direction of Harma, in accordance with an oracle, and note any flash of lightning in that direction, and then, when they see the lightning flash, take the offering to Delphi. They would keep watch for three months, for three days and nights each month, from the altar of Zeus Astrapaeus; this altar is within the walls between the Pythium and the Olympium. In regard to the Harma in Boeotia, some say that Amphiaraus fell in the battle out of his chariot near the place where his sanctuary now is, and that the chariot was drawn empty to the place which bears the same name; others say that the chariot of Adrastus, when he was in flight, was smashed to pieces there, but that Adrastus safely escaped on Areion. But Philochorus says that Adrastus was saved by the inhabitants of the village, and that on this account they obtained equal rights of citizenship from the Argives.
18. Plutarch, Theseus, 29.4-29.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

19. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.30.4, 1.39.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.30.4. In this part of the country is seen the tower of Timon, the only man to see that there is no way to be happy except to shun other men. There is also pointed out a place called the Hill of Horses, the first point in Attica, they say, that Oedipus reached—this account too differs from that given by Homer, but it is nevertheless current tradition—and an altar to Poseidon, Horse God, and to Athena, Horse Goddess, and a chapel to the heroes Peirithous and Theseus, Oedipus and Adrastus. The grove and temple of Poseidon were burnt by Antigonus See Paus. 1.1.1 . when he invaded Attica, who at other times also ravaged the land of the Athenians. 1.39.2. A little farther on from the well is a sanctuary of Metaneira, and after it are graves of those who went against Thebes . For Creon, who at that time ruled in Thebes as guardian of Laodamas the son of Eteocles, refused to allow the relatives to take up and bury their dead. But Adrastus having supplicated Theseus, the Athenians fought with the Boeotians, and Theseus being victorious in the fight carried the dead to the Eleusinian territory and buried them here. The Thebans, however, say that they voluntarily gave up the dead for burial and deny that they engaged in battle.


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adrastus, flight to athens Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 184
adrastus, recovery of the seven (bellicose version) Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 184
adrastus, recovery of the seven (peaceful version) Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 184
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
argonauts Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
argos Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
athens Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
boreas Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
children of heracles (heraclidae) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
delphi Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
electra Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
eleusis Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
eleutherae Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
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
hera Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
heracles Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
iphigenia in tauris Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
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
oreithyia Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
peloponnesus Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
rehm, r. xxv Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
ritual Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
seven against thebes, burial place in attica Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 184
seven against thebes Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
socrates Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
sparta Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
suppliant women (supplices) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
thebes Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
theseus v, xv, ch. Edmunds, Greek Myth (2021) 21
trojan women (troades) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834
weddings' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 834