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Sophocles, Ajax, 769


nanespecially when someone born to man’s estate forgets that fact by thinking thoughts too high for man. And Ajax, even at the time he first set out from home, showed himself foolish, when his father advised him well. For Telamon told him, My son, seek victory in arms, but always seek it with the help of god. Then with a tall boast and foolishly he replied, Father, with the help of the gods even a worthless man might achieve victory; but I, even without that help, fully trust to bring that glory within my grasp.


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1. Euripides, Iphigenia At Aulis, 407 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

407. It is your moderation, not your madness, that I share by nature. Menelau
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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


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aegisthus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
aeschylus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 277; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
agamemnon Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 71, 389, 477
ajax, and athena Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
ajax, and calchas Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 477; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 357, 358, 389, 477; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176, 177
ajax (sophocles), athena in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
ajax (sophocles), seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 477
antigone Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 477; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 177
antigone (sophocles), a seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
apollo Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
argos Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
athena, as the voice of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
athena Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 66, 363, 364, 389; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 177
audience, theatre Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 277, 357, 364
bacchae Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 443
blasphemy Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
burial, silence of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 734
calchas, as the voice of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
calchas Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 66, 277, 362, 363, 443
choral action Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 389
corpse as source of pollution Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 177
creon Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 477
dance Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 443
death Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
dionysus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 443
episodes, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 477
eurysaces Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 71
eusebein Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
festivals, dramatic Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 443
gods, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 477
gods, and humans Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
hector Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 477
herodotus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 277
hester, d.a. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 66
humans, and the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
iliad Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 66, 477
impiety, of ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
jocasta Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 127
madness Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 177
matricide, in sophocles electra, no pollution Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
menelaus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 477
messenger, tragic Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 66
misfortunes, of ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
narrative pace Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 357
narrative power Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 357
odysseus Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 66, 389
oedipus Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
oedipus the king (sophocles), seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
oracles Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 127
oratio recta Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 364
orestes Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
persians Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 277
phren/phrenes, seat of purity/impurity, in the ajax Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176, 177
phren/phrenes, seat of purity/impurity, in the antigone Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 177
polyneices Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 177
prophecy, as the voice of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
punishment, by the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
re-enactment Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
retrospective reference Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 146
seers, as the voice of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
seers, challenges to Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 741
setting, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 477
silence, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 734
sophocles Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176, 177
sophronein/sophrosyne, in sophocles' Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 177
sophronein/sophrosyne, in sophocles Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 176
stasima, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 477
structure, of ajax (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 477
tecmessa Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 443
teucer, and calchas Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
teucer Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 389
tiresias, as the voice of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
tyrant, creon as Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 741
venality, of a seer Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 741
voice, of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 372
women, silence of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 734
zeus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 127; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 177