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Sophocles, Antigone, 100


nanCHORUS OF THEBAN ELDERS enters.) CHORUS (singing) strophe 1 Beam of the sun, fairest light that ever dawned on Thebes of the seven gates, thou hast shone forth at last, eye of golden day, arisen above Dirce's streams! The warrior of the white shield, who came from Argos in his panoply, hath been stirred by thee to headlong flight, in swifter career; LEADER OF THE CHORUS: systema 1 who set forth against our land by reason of the vexed claims of Polyneices; and, like shrill-screaming eagle, he flew over into our land, in snow-white pinion sheathed, with an armed throng, and with plumage of helms. CHORUS: antistrophe 1 He paused above our dwellings; he ravened around our sevenfold portals with spears athirst for blood; but he went hence, or ever his jaws were glutted with our gore, or the Fire-god's pine-fed flame had seized our crown of towers. So fierce was the noise of battle raised behind him, a thing too hard for him to conquer, as he wrestled with his dragon foe. LEADER: systema 2 For Zeus utterly abhors the boasts of a proud tongue; and when he beheld them coming on in a great stream, in the haughty pride of clanging gold, he smote with brandished fire one who was now hasting to shout victory at his goal upon our ramparts. CHORUS: strophe 2 Swung down, he fell on the earth with a crash, torch in hand, he who so lately, in the frenzy of the mad onset, was raging against us with the blasts of his tempestuous hate. But those threats fared not as he hoped; and to other foes the mighty War-god dispensed their several dooms, dealing havoc around, a mighty helper at our need. LEADER: For seven captains at seven gates, matched against seven, left the tribute of their panoplies to Zeus who turns the battle; save those two of cruel fate, who, born of one sire and one mother, set against each other their twain conquering spears, and are sharers in a common death. CHORUS: But since Victory of glorious name hath come to us, with joy responsive to the joy of Thebes whose chariots are many, let us enjoy forgetfulness after the late wars, and visit all the temples of the gods with night-long dance and song; and may Bacchus be our leader, whose dancing shakes the land of Thebes. LEADER: But lo, the king of the land comes yonder, Creon, son of Menoeceus, our new ruler by the new fortunes that the gods have given; what counsel is he pondering, that he hath proposed this special conference of elders, summoned by his general mandate? (Enter CREON, from the central doors of the palace, in the garb of king, with two attendants.)


nanShaft of the sun, fairest light of all that have dawned on Thebes of the seven gates, you have shone forth at last, eye of golden day, advancing over Dirce’s streams!


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

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1. Homer, Iliad, 2.100-2.108 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2.100. /ceasing from their clamour. Then among them lord Agamemnon uprose, bearing in his hands the sceptre which Hephaestus had wrought with toil. Hephaestus gave it to king Zeus, son of Cronos, and Zeus gave it to the messenger Argeïphontes; and Hermes, the lord, gave it to Pelops, driver of horses 2.101. /ceasing from their clamour. Then among them lord Agamemnon uprose, bearing in his hands the sceptre which Hephaestus had wrought with toil. Hephaestus gave it to king Zeus, son of Cronos, and Zeus gave it to the messenger Argeïphontes; and Hermes, the lord, gave it to Pelops, driver of horses 2.102. /ceasing from their clamour. Then among them lord Agamemnon uprose, bearing in his hands the sceptre which Hephaestus had wrought with toil. Hephaestus gave it to king Zeus, son of Cronos, and Zeus gave it to the messenger Argeïphontes; and Hermes, the lord, gave it to Pelops, driver of horses 2.103. /ceasing from their clamour. Then among them lord Agamemnon uprose, bearing in his hands the sceptre which Hephaestus had wrought with toil. Hephaestus gave it to king Zeus, son of Cronos, and Zeus gave it to the messenger Argeïphontes; and Hermes, the lord, gave it to Pelops, driver of horses 2.104. /ceasing from their clamour. Then among them lord Agamemnon uprose, bearing in his hands the sceptre which Hephaestus had wrought with toil. Hephaestus gave it to king Zeus, son of Cronos, and Zeus gave it to the messenger Argeïphontes; and Hermes, the lord, gave it to Pelops, driver of horses 2.105. /and Pelops in turn gave it to Atreus, shepherd of the host; and Atreus at his death left it to Thyestes, rich in flocks, and Thyestes again left it to Agamemnon to bear, that so he might be lord of many isles and of all Argos. 2.106. /and Pelops in turn gave it to Atreus, shepherd of the host; and Atreus at his death left it to Thyestes, rich in flocks, and Thyestes again left it to Agamemnon to bear, that so he might be lord of many isles and of all Argos. 2.107. /and Pelops in turn gave it to Atreus, shepherd of the host; and Atreus at his death left it to Thyestes, rich in flocks, and Thyestes again left it to Agamemnon to bear, that so he might be lord of many isles and of all Argos. 2.108. /and Pelops in turn gave it to Atreus, shepherd of the host; and Atreus at his death left it to Thyestes, rich in flocks, and Thyestes again left it to Agamemnon to bear, that so he might be lord of many isles and of all Argos.
2. Tyrtaeus, Fragments, 2 (7th cent. BCE - 6th cent. BCE)

3. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 1006-1078, 165, 1005 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1005. ἰὼ ἰὼ δυστόνων κακῶν, ἄναξ. Ἀντιγόνη 1005. Ah I pity your grievous suffering, my king. Antigone
4. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 1.24, 1.36-1.38, 1.93, 9.9 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Pindar, Pythian Odes, 11.11 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Sophocles, Ajax, 693-705, 1292 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7. Sophocles, Antigone, 10, 101-109, 11, 110-119, 12, 120-126, 1261-1269, 127, 1270-1279, 128, 1280-1289, 129, 1290-1299, 13, 130, 1300-1309, 131, 1310-1319, 132, 1320-1329, 133, 1330-1339, 134, 1340-1346, 135-139, 14, 140-149, 15, 150-159, 16, 160-161, 165-169, 17, 170-174, 18-19, 2, 20-26, 269, 27, 270, 28-29, 293-299, 3, 30, 300-301, 31-33, 332-339, 34, 340-342, 35-39, 4, 40-44, 441-443, 45-46, 469, 47, 470-472, 48-49, 5, 50-51, 511, 52-58, 582-589, 59, 590-599, 6, 60, 600-603, 61-69, 7, 70-79, 8, 80, 806-809, 81, 810-819, 82, 820-829, 83, 830-839, 84, 840-849, 85, 850-859, 86, 860-869, 87, 870-879, 88, 880-882, 89, 9, 90-99, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Plutarch, Theseus, 3.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.22.3, 2.26.2, 9.8.4 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.22.3. Now that the Tantalus is buried here who was the son of Thyestes or Broteas (both accounts are given) and married Clytaemnestra before Agamemnon did, I will not gainsay; but the grave of him who legend says was son of Zeus and Pluto—it is worth seeing—is on Mount Sipylus. I know because I saw it. Moreover, no constraint came upon him to flee from Sipylus, such as afterwards forced Pelops to run away when Ilus the Phrygian launched an army against him. But I must pursue the inquiry no further. The ritual performed at the pit hard by they say was instituted by Nicostratus, a native. Even at the present day they throw into the pit burning torches in honor of the Maid who is daughter of Demeter. 2.26.2. He went to Athens with his people and dwelt there, while Deiphontes and the Argives took possession of Epidauria. These on the death of Temenus seceded from the other Argives; Deiphontes and Hyrnetho through hatred of the sons of Temenus, and the army with them, because it respected Deiphontes and Hyrnetho more than Ceisus and his brothers. Epidaurus, who gave the land its name, was, the Eleans say, a son of Pelops but, according to Argive opinion and the poem the Great Eoeae, A poem attributed to Hesiod. the father of Epidaurus was Argus, son of Zeus, while the Epidaurians maintain that Epidaurus was the child of Apollo. 9.8.4. In the circuit of the ancient wall of Thebes were gates seven in number, and these remain to-day. One got its name, I learned, from Electra, the sister of Cadmus, and another, the Proetidian, from a native of Thebes . He was Proetus, but I found it difficult to discover his date and lineage. The Neistan gate, they say, got its name for the following reason. The last of the harp's strings they call nete, and Amphion invented it, they say, at this gate. I have also heard that the son of Zethus, the brother of Amphion, was named Neis, and that after him was this gate called.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
action, continuity of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254
actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151, 482; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 268, 269
antigone (euripides) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
antigone (sophocles), and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
antigone (sophocles), chorus in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254, 255
antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
ares Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 269
aristophanes, and antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
asia, as origin of pelops Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
athens, and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
athens Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 296
aulos Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 296
bacchylides, and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
battle of delium Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
burial, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254, 255
characters, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
chorus, the, and the plot Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254
creon, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254, 255
creon Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 268
democracy, in athens, and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
epinician Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 296
euripides, and antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
euripides, and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
fictive founder Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
fictive founders Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
foundation legends, peloponnesus' Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
foundation legends Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
general parodos, and the plot Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254, 255
general parodos, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
heracles Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 296
humans, hymn concerning Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 255
hymn, on humans Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 255
myths, and sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
oedipus, and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
oedipus at colonus (sophocles), and geography Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
oedipus the king (sophocles), and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
paian/paean Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 268, 269, 296
parts, of a tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 707
peloponnesian war, and the image of thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
peloponnesus, foundation legend Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
pelops, as founder Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
pindar, and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
pindar Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 268
plataea, and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
plot, and speaking and singing Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254, 255
polyneices Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 268, 269
polynices (oedipuss son), body of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254, 255
polynices (oedipuss son) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
prologue, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
sequence, mythic, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
seven against thebes Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 268
seven against thebes (aeschylus), and antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
seven against thebes (aeschylus), and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
space, and the chorus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254
stasima, and the plot Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 254, 255
structure, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 482
suppliants, the (euripides), and thebes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
thebes, mythic image of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 151
tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 707
zeus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 269