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Sophocles, Ajax, 646-647


nanAll things the long and countless years first draw from darkness, and then bury from light; and there is nothing which man should not expect: the dread power of oath is conquered, as is unyielding will.


nanAll things the long and countless years first draw from darkness, and then bury from light; and there is nothing which man should not expect: the dread power of oath is conquered, as is unyielding will.


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

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1. Pindar, Fragments, 33, 159 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 10.3-10.7, 10.50-10.55 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Ajax, 121-126, 132-133, 1332-1373, 172-182, 201, 245-256, 298-299, 349-350, 364-367, 387-391, 412-413, 443, 450-453, 457-466, 479-480, 485-486, 492-493, 522, 542-543, 560-573, 594-608, 611, 629, 647-705, 712-713, 861, 891-893, 924, 100 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 1001-1043, 1156-1181, 1199, 1249, 1254-1396, 1413-1446, 1514-1515, 1518-1555, 720-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 1106-1107, 82-83, 1105 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Sophocles, Women of Trachis, 178 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

178. Hush—no more ill-omened words! I see a man approaching who is crowned with garlands as if for joyous news. Enter the Messenger. Messenger:
7. Aristotle, Poetics, 18 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

8. Theocritus, Idylls, 16.44-16.46 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

9. Cicero, On The Nature of The Gods, 2.64 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.64. now these immoral fables enshrined a decidedly clever scientific theory. Their meaning was that the highest element of celestial ether or fire, which by itself generates all things, is devoid of that bodily part which requires union with another for the work of procreation. By Saturn again they denoted that being who maintains the course and revolution of seasons and periods of time, et deity actually so designated in Greek, for Saturn's Greek name is Kronos, which is the same as chronos, a space of time. The Latin designation 'Saturn' on the other hand is due to the fact that he is 'saturated' or 'satiated with years' (anni); the fable is that he was in the habit of devouring his sons — meaning that Time devours the ages and gorges himself insatiably with the years that are past. Saturn was bound by Jove in order that Time's courses might not be unlimited, and that Jove might fetter him by the bonds of the stars. But Jupiter himself — the name means 'the helping father,' whom with a change of inflexion we style Jove, from iuvare 'to help'; the poets call him 'father of gods and men,' and our ancestors entitled him 'best and greatest,' putting the title 'best,' that is most beneficent, before that of 'greatest,' because universal beneficence is greater, or at least more lovable, than the possession of great wealth —
10. Plutarch, On Isis And Osiris, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

363d. that Typhon's flight from the battle was made on the back of an ass and lasted for seven days, and that after he had made his escape, he became the father of sons, Hierosolymus and Judaeus, are manifestly, as the very names show, attempting to drag Jewish traditions into the legend. Such, then, are the possible interpretations which these facts suggest. But now let us begin over again, and consider first the most perspicuous of those who have a reputation for expounding matters more philosophically. These men are like the Greeks who say that Cronus is but a figurative name for Chronus (Time), Hera for Air, and that the birth of Hephaestus symbolises the change of Air into Fire. And thus among the Egyptians such men say that Osiris is the Nile consorting with the Earth, which is Isis, and that the sea is Typhon into which the Nile discharges its waters and is lost to view and dissipated
11. Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies, 5.6.36 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

12. Anon., Schol.Ar.Av., 179

13. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Posthomerica, 5.359-5.364



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
agamemnon Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 61, 343
agon Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 460
aither Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
ajax, and athena Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
ajax, and sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 455
ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 343, 460, 572
ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
aletheia (truth) Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 6
allegoresis (allegorical interpretation) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
ares Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 65
aristotle, on tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
aristotle Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93; Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 7
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
artemis Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 65
athena Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 65, 572, 574
athens, sophocles in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 455
atreus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 573
bacchylides Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 6
callimachus Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 7
cameron, alan Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
capitoline tablet Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
chorus, the, arrival of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
chronos Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93; Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 6
complication, and denouement Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
context, of sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 455
contrast imitation, control agents Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
cosmogony Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
cosmology Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
cosmos Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
counterfactuals Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
creon, arrival of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
cronus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
denouement, and complication Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
deus ex machina Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 455
earth Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
eccyclema Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
echoic mention theory Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 574
ennius Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
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) 476
episodes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
eudemus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
euripides Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
exaggerated statements Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 106
expectation (negative and positive) Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 44
family Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 44
fire, in cosmogony Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
general parodos, and the choruss arrival Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
gods, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
gods as elements, names of the gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
haemon Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 106
harder, m. annette Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
helen of troy, suitors oath Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 106
heracles Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
hope, and eros Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 44
hope, and religion Kazantzidis and Spatharas, Hope in Ancient Literature, History, and Art (2018) 44
iliad Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 343
interpretations, of sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 455
jebb, r.c. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 573
knox, b.m.w. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 61
light, as a cosmogonic deity Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
menelaus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 61, 65, 343
nature, of sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 455
odyssey Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 572
orphic myths Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
peripeteia, in ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
persian cosmogony Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
phaedrus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 343
pherecydes of syrus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
pindar Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
plutarch Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
pythagoras Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
reinhardt, k. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 574
simonides Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
sophocles, ajax Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
stasima, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
structure, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
suitors (of helen) oath' Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 106
tecmessa Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 106
teiresias Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 106
temporality, and counterfactuals Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
theogony of hieronymus and hellanicus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
time, and sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 455
time (in cosmogony) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93
tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
wisdom, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
μάγοι Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 93