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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



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Sophocles, Ajax, 478


nanWhat joy is there in day following day, now advancing us towards, now drawing us back from the verge of death? I would not buy at any price the man who feels the glow of empty hopes.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

6 results
1. Pindar, Pythian Odes, 4.184-4.185, 8.89-8.93 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 870, 869 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

869. ἀλλ' ὥσπερ αἰκάλλει τι καρδίαν ἐμήν.
3. Euripides, Medea, 1036, 1035 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1035. a boon we mortals covet; but now is my sweet fancy dead and gone; for I must lose you both and in bitterness and sorrow drag through life. And ye shall never with fond eyes see your mother more, for o’er your life there comes a change.
4. Sophocles, Ajax, 451-460, 479, 450 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 4.17.4 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4.17.4. You can now, if you choose, employ your present success to advantage, so as to keep what you have got and gain honor and reputation besides, and you can avoid the mistake of those who meet with an extraordinary piece of good fortune, and are led on by hope to grasp continually at something further, through having already succeeded without expecting it.
6. Bacchylides, Odes, 13.131-13.138



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aegisthus, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
aetheopis Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
agamemnon Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 61, 68
ajax, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472, 474, 475
ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472, 474, 475
anger Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 47
aristotle, on tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
arrival, of creon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
arrival, of the chorus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
bias of priene Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 68
chorus, the, arrival of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
chrestomathy (proclus), and ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
clytemnestra (sophocles), corpse of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
commoi, examples of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 720
complication, and denouement Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
corpses, and the eccyclema Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
creon, arrival of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
dactylic hexameter Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 720
denouement, and complication Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
eccyclema Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233, 475
epirrhemata Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 720
episodes, length of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
episodes, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 474, 475
episodes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
eurysaces Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 68
expectation (negative and positive) Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 29
farewells, in ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
friends and enemies (theme) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 68
general parodos, and the choruss arrival Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
general parodos, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 474
happiness/joy Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Medical Understandings of Emotions in Antiquity: Theory, Practice, Suffering (2012) 154
hedone Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 47
hope, and eros Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 47
hope, bodily mapping of Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 47
hope, metaphors for Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 47
iliad (homer), and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
imperial ideology, and its investment in collective hope Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 29
insanity/mental disorders, mania Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Medical Understandings of Emotions in Antiquity: Theory, Practice, Suffering (2012) 153
knox, b.m.w. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 61
laughter Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Medical Understandings of Emotions in Antiquity: Theory, Practice, Suffering (2012) 153, 154
little iliad, and ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
machines, use of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
mechane/mechanè Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 474
menelaus' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 61
menelaus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 68
misfortunes, of ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
odyssey (homer), and ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
orestes, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
pain (mental and physical) Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 47
phrenes Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 47
platforms, use of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
politics, hope in greek and roman Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 29
proclus, and ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
prologue, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 474
pylades, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
sequence, mythic, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
setting, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 472
structure, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 474, 475
tecmessa, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 233
tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
weeping (and crying) Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Medical Understandings of Emotions in Antiquity: Theory, Practice, Suffering (2012) 154