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Sophocles, Ajax, 650-652


nanFor even I, who used to be so tremendously strong—yes, like tempered iron—felt my tongue’s sharp edge emasculated by this woman’s words, and I feel the pity of leaving her a widow and the boy an orphan among my enemies. But I will go to the bathing-place and


nanFor even I, who used to be so tremendously strong—yes, like tempered iron—felt my tongue’s sharp edge emasculated by this woman’s words, and I feel the pity of leaving her a widow and the boy an orphan among my enemies. But I will go to the bathing-place and


nanFor even I, who used to be so tremendously strong—yes, like tempered iron—felt my tongue’s sharp edge emasculated by this woman’s words, and I feel the pity of leaving her a widow and the boy an orphan among my enemies. But I will go to the bathing-place and


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1. Homer, Iliad, 6.484-6.493 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

6.484. /and may he bear the blood-stained spoils of the foeman he hath slain, and may his mother's heart wax glad. So saying, he laid his child in his dear wife's arms, and she took him to her fragrant bosom, smiling through her tears; and her husband was touched with pity at sight of her 6.485. /and he stroked her with his hand, and spake to her, saying:Dear wife, in no wise, I pray thee, grieve overmuch at heart; no man beyond my fate shall send me forth to Hades; only his doom, methinks, no man hath ever escaped, be he coward or valiant, when once he hath been born. 6.486. /and he stroked her with his hand, and spake to her, saying:Dear wife, in no wise, I pray thee, grieve overmuch at heart; no man beyond my fate shall send me forth to Hades; only his doom, methinks, no man hath ever escaped, be he coward or valiant, when once he hath been born. 6.487. /and he stroked her with his hand, and spake to her, saying:Dear wife, in no wise, I pray thee, grieve overmuch at heart; no man beyond my fate shall send me forth to Hades; only his doom, methinks, no man hath ever escaped, be he coward or valiant, when once he hath been born. 6.488. /and he stroked her with his hand, and spake to her, saying:Dear wife, in no wise, I pray thee, grieve overmuch at heart; no man beyond my fate shall send me forth to Hades; only his doom, methinks, no man hath ever escaped, be he coward or valiant, when once he hath been born. 6.489. /and he stroked her with his hand, and spake to her, saying:Dear wife, in no wise, I pray thee, grieve overmuch at heart; no man beyond my fate shall send me forth to Hades; only his doom, methinks, no man hath ever escaped, be he coward or valiant, when once he hath been born. 6.490. /Nay, go thou to the house and busy thyself with thine own tasks, the loom and the distaff, and bid thy handmaids ply their work: but war shall be for men, for all, but most of all for me, of them that dwell in Ilios. So spake glorious Hector and took up his helm 6.491. /Nay, go thou to the house and busy thyself with thine own tasks, the loom and the distaff, and bid thy handmaids ply their work: but war shall be for men, for all, but most of all for me, of them that dwell in Ilios. So spake glorious Hector and took up his helm 6.492. /Nay, go thou to the house and busy thyself with thine own tasks, the loom and the distaff, and bid thy handmaids ply their work: but war shall be for men, for all, but most of all for me, of them that dwell in Ilios. So spake glorious Hector and took up his helm 6.493. /Nay, go thou to the house and busy thyself with thine own tasks, the loom and the distaff, and bid thy handmaids ply their work: but war shall be for men, for all, but most of all for me, of them that dwell in Ilios. So spake glorious Hector and took up his helm
2. Sophocles, Ajax, 121-126, 132-133, 1332-1373, 172-182, 394-395, 450-453, 485-486, 523-524, 548-549, 594-608, 611, 629, 646-649, 651-705, 712-713, 861, 891-893, 924, 100 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Antigone, 369-370, 758-759, 368 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

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

5. 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
ajax, and athena Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
ajax, as an epic hero Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
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; Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
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
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
atreus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 573
birth, noble Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
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
characters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
chorus, the, arrival of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
complication, and denouement Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
contrast imitation, control agents Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310
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
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) 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
exaggerated statements Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 106
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
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
heroes, epic Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
iliad Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 343
iliad (homer), and sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
jebb, r.c. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 573
knox, b.m.w. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 61
light/darkness Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
makarismos Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
menelaus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 61, 65, 343
misfortunes, of ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
mystery cult, dionysiac Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
mystic initiation, transition to joy in Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
nobility, of ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
odyssey Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 572
opposites, transformation of Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
peripeteia, in ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476
phaedrus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 343
reinhardt, k. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 574
rites of passage Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
sophocles, ajax Greensmith, The Resurrection of Homer in Imperial Greek Epic: Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica and the Poetics of Impersonation (2021) 310; Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
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
suicide, of ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
suitors (of helen) oath' Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 106
symbolism Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
tecmessa, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
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
teucer, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 324
tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
transvestism Seaford, Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays (2018) 219
wisdom, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 476