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Sophocles, Ajax, 58


nanThen he fell upon them and kept cutting out a slaughter of many horned beasts as he split their spines in a circle around him. At one time he thought that he was killing the two Atreidae, holding them in his very hand; at another time it was this commander, and at another that one which he attacked. And I, while the man ran about in diseased frenzy


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1. Homer, Iliad, 2.155-2.182 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2.155. /Then would the Argives have accomplished their return even beyond what was ordained, had not Hera spoken a word to Athena, saying:Out upon it, child of Zeus that beareth the aegis, unwearied one! Is it thus indeed that the Argives are to flee to their dear native land over the broad back of the sea? 2.156. /Then would the Argives have accomplished their return even beyond what was ordained, had not Hera spoken a word to Athena, saying:Out upon it, child of Zeus that beareth the aegis, unwearied one! Is it thus indeed that the Argives are to flee to their dear native land over the broad back of the sea? 2.157. /Then would the Argives have accomplished their return even beyond what was ordained, had not Hera spoken a word to Athena, saying:Out upon it, child of Zeus that beareth the aegis, unwearied one! Is it thus indeed that the Argives are to flee to their dear native land over the broad back of the sea? 2.158. /Then would the Argives have accomplished their return even beyond what was ordained, had not Hera spoken a word to Athena, saying:Out upon it, child of Zeus that beareth the aegis, unwearied one! Is it thus indeed that the Argives are to flee to their dear native land over the broad back of the sea? 2.159. /Then would the Argives have accomplished their return even beyond what was ordained, had not Hera spoken a word to Athena, saying:Out upon it, child of Zeus that beareth the aegis, unwearied one! Is it thus indeed that the Argives are to flee to their dear native land over the broad back of the sea? 2.160. /Aye, and they would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the brazen-coated Achaeans; with thy gentle words seek thou to restrain every man 2.161. /Aye, and they would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the brazen-coated Achaeans; with thy gentle words seek thou to restrain every man 2.162. /Aye, and they would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the brazen-coated Achaeans; with thy gentle words seek thou to restrain every man 2.163. /Aye, and they would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the brazen-coated Achaeans; with thy gentle words seek thou to restrain every man 2.164. /Aye, and they would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the brazen-coated Achaeans; with thy gentle words seek thou to restrain every man 2.165. /neither suffer them to draw into the sea their curved ships. So spake she, and the goddess, flashing-eyed Athene, failed not to hearken. Down from the peaks of Olympus she went darting, and speedily came to the swift ships of the Achaeans. There she found Odysseus, the peer of Zeus in counsel 2.166. /neither suffer them to draw into the sea their curved ships. So spake she, and the goddess, flashing-eyed Athene, failed not to hearken. Down from the peaks of Olympus she went darting, and speedily came to the swift ships of the Achaeans. There she found Odysseus, the peer of Zeus in counsel 2.167. /neither suffer them to draw into the sea their curved ships. So spake she, and the goddess, flashing-eyed Athene, failed not to hearken. Down from the peaks of Olympus she went darting, and speedily came to the swift ships of the Achaeans. There she found Odysseus, the peer of Zeus in counsel 2.168. /neither suffer them to draw into the sea their curved ships. So spake she, and the goddess, flashing-eyed Athene, failed not to hearken. Down from the peaks of Olympus she went darting, and speedily came to the swift ships of the Achaeans. There she found Odysseus, the peer of Zeus in counsel 2.169. /neither suffer them to draw into the sea their curved ships. So spake she, and the goddess, flashing-eyed Athene, failed not to hearken. Down from the peaks of Olympus she went darting, and speedily came to the swift ships of the Achaeans. There she found Odysseus, the peer of Zeus in counsel 2.170. /as he stood. He laid no hand upon his benched, black ship, for that grief had come upon his heart and soul; and flashing-eyed Athene stood near him, and said:Son of Laërtes, sprung from Zeus, Odysseus of many wiles, is it thus indeed that ye will fling yourselves 2.171. /as he stood. He laid no hand upon his benched, black ship, for that grief had come upon his heart and soul; and flashing-eyed Athene stood near him, and said:Son of Laërtes, sprung from Zeus, Odysseus of many wiles, is it thus indeed that ye will fling yourselves 2.172. /as he stood. He laid no hand upon his benched, black ship, for that grief had come upon his heart and soul; and flashing-eyed Athene stood near him, and said:Son of Laërtes, sprung from Zeus, Odysseus of many wiles, is it thus indeed that ye will fling yourselves 2.173. /as he stood. He laid no hand upon his benched, black ship, for that grief had come upon his heart and soul; and flashing-eyed Athene stood near him, and said:Son of Laërtes, sprung from Zeus, Odysseus of many wiles, is it thus indeed that ye will fling yourselves 2.174. /as he stood. He laid no hand upon his benched, black ship, for that grief had come upon his heart and soul; and flashing-eyed Athene stood near him, and said:Son of Laërtes, sprung from Zeus, Odysseus of many wiles, is it thus indeed that ye will fling yourselves 2.175. /on your benched ships to flee to your dear native land? Aye, and ye would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the Achaeans, and hold thee back no more; 2.176. /on your benched ships to flee to your dear native land? Aye, and ye would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the Achaeans, and hold thee back no more; 2.177. /on your benched ships to flee to your dear native land? Aye, and ye would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the Achaeans, and hold thee back no more; 2.178. /on your benched ships to flee to your dear native land? Aye, and ye would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the Achaeans, and hold thee back no more; 2.179. /on your benched ships to flee to your dear native land? Aye, and ye would leave to Priam and the Trojans their boast, even Argive Helen, for whose sake many an Achaean hath perished in Troy, far from his dear native land. But go thou now throughout the host of the Achaeans, and hold thee back no more; 2.180. /and with thy gentle words seek thou to restrain every man, neither suffer them to draw into the sea their curved ships. So said she, and he knew the voice of the goddess as she spake, and set him to run, and cast from him his cloak, which his herald gathered up, even Eurybates of Ithaca, that waited on him. 2.181. /and with thy gentle words seek thou to restrain every man, neither suffer them to draw into the sea their curved ships. So said she, and he knew the voice of the goddess as she spake, and set him to run, and cast from him his cloak, which his herald gathered up, even Eurybates of Ithaca, that waited on him. 2.182. /and with thy gentle words seek thou to restrain every man, neither suffer them to draw into the sea their curved ships. So said she, and he knew the voice of the goddess as she spake, and set him to run, and cast from him his cloak, which his herald gathered up, even Eurybates of Ithaca, that waited on him.
2. Pindar, Nemean Odes, 8.23, 8.26-8.27 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Euripides, Alcestis, 65-71, 64 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

64. Ah! kind companion of my bondage, for such thou art to her, who, erst thy queen, is now sunk in misery; what are they doing? What new schemes are they devising in their eagerness to take away my wretched life? Maid
4. Euripides, Hecuba, 36-50, 35 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

35. πάντες δ' ̓Αχαιοὶ ναῦς ἔχοντες ἥσυχοι 35. Meanwhile all the Achaeans sit idly here in their ships at the shores of Thrace ; for the son of Peleus, Achilles, appeared above his tomb and stopped the whole army of Hellas , as they were making straight for home across the sea
5. Euripides, Ion, 68-73, 67 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Euripides, Rhesus, 528-564, 595-681, 683-691, 762-769, 773-774, 780-789, 792-793, 802-803, 527 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

527. Say, whose is the watch? Who exchange
7. Euripides, Trojan Women, 79-97, 78 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Sophocles, Ajax, 10, 100-109, 11, 110-116, 1168, 117-119, 12, 120-129, 13, 130-133, 14-19, 2, 20-23, 233-239, 24, 240-244, 25-28, 284, 29, 293, 298-299, 3, 30-32, 326, 33-34, 349, 35-39, 394-395, 4, 40, 401-402, 41-45, 450-456, 46-49, 5, 50, 504, 51-53, 534, 54, 542, 55-57, 59, 6, 60-69, 7, 70-74, 748-749, 75, 750-759, 76, 760-769, 77, 770-779, 78, 780-783, 79, 8, 80-89, 9, 90-98, 989, 99, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 325-454, 324 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Sophocles, Women of Trachis, 1160-1171, 555-581, 1159 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1159. Hear, then, your task. You have come to where you will reveal what sort of man you are, who are called my son. It was foreshown to me by my father far in the past that I would


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actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
aeschylus, and ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
aeschylus, and pseudo-euripides rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
ajax, and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
ajax, gods Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 145
ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473; Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
alcestis Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
antigone Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
antigone (sophocles), and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
aphrodite Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
apollo Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
athena, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
athena Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146; Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
audience Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
characters, in ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
characters, tragic/mythical, rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
chorostatas (kho-), in postclassical tragic plays/performances Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
chorus, the, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
chorus, the, dialogue with Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
daimon Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 145
death Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
death / thanatos (personification) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
dialogue, with the chorus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
discovery, and tragic reversal Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
epiphany, passim – meaning, exclusive, prologue epiphany Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
euripides, and the rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
euripides, rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
frenzy Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
gods, named and unnamed Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 145
heracles Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
hermes Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
homer Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
lamentation, and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
lucidity, and tragic reversal Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
mechane/mechanè Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
misfortunes, of ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
names, gods named and unnamed Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 145
odysseus, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
odysseus Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146; Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
oedipus, and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
oedipus Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
oedipus the king (sophocles), and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
on high, staging of gods Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
phaedra Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
plot Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
polydorus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
poseidon Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
power, of athena Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
prologue, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
re-enactment Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
reliance on passages from earlier drama Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
retrospective reference Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
reversal, tragic Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
rhesus by pseudo-euripides, language and style Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
rhesus by pseudo-euripides, metre and diction Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
satyr drama Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
scholia, on ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
self, and suicide Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
sequence, mythic, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
setting, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
sign Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84
sophocles, and the rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 80
structure, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 473
suicide, and tragic discovery' Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
tecmessa, and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 443
visibility Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 84