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Sophocles, Antigone, 470-479


nanit may be that it is a fool who accuses me of folly.


nanShe shows herself the wild offspring of a wild father, and does not know how to bend before troubles.


nanShe shows herself the wild offspring of a wild father, and does not know how to bend before troubles.


nanCREON: Yet I would have thee know that o'er-stubborn spirits are most often humbled; 'tis the stiffest iron, baked to hardness in the fire, that thou shalt oftenest see snapped and shivered; and I have known horses that show temper brought to order by a little curb; there is no room for pride when thou art thy neighbour's slave.-This girl was already versed in insolence when she transgressed the laws that had been set forth; and, that done, lo, a second insult,-to vaunt of this, and exult in her deed. Now verily I am no man, she is the man, if this victory shall rest with her, and bring no penalty. No! be she sister's child, or nearer to me in blood than any that worships Zeus Herkeios at the altar of our house,-she and her kinsfolk shall not avoid a doom most dire; for indeed I charge that other with a like share in the plotting of this burial. And summon her-for I saw her e'en now within,-raving, and not mistress of her wits. So oft, before the deed, the mind stands self-convicted in its treason, when folks are plotting mischief in the dark. But verily this, too, is hateful,-when one who hath been caught in wickedness then seeks to make the crime a glory.


nanYet remember that over-hard spirits most often collapse. It is the stiffest iron, baked to


nanYet remember that over-hard spirits most often collapse. It is the stiffest iron, baked to


nanutter hardness in the fire, that you most often see snapped and shivered. And I have witnessed horses with great spirit disciplined by a small bit. For there is no place for pride, when one is his neighbors’ slave.


nanutter hardness in the fire, that you most often see snapped and shivered. And I have witnessed horses with great spirit disciplined by a small bit. For there is no place for pride, when one is his neighbors’ slave.


nanutter hardness in the fire, that you most often see snapped and shivered. And I have witnessed horses with great spirit disciplined by a small bit. For there is no place for pride, when one is his neighbors’ slave.


nanutter hardness in the fire, that you most often see snapped and shivered. And I have witnessed horses with great spirit disciplined by a small bit. For there is no place for pride, when one is his neighbors’ slave.


nanutter hardness in the fire, that you most often see snapped and shivered. And I have witnessed horses with great spirit disciplined by a small bit. For there is no place for pride, when one is his neighbors’ slave.


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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, Prometheus Bound, 443, 442 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

442. ὑμῖν λέγοιμι· τἀν βροτοῖς δὲ πήματα
4. Heraclitus of Ephesus, Fragments, 33 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 1.24, 1.36-1.38, 1.93, 9.9 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 430 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

430. where he is, there are in the first place no laws common to all, but one man is tyrant, in whose keeping and in his alone the law resides, and in that case equality is at an end. But when the laws are written down, rich and poor alike have equal justice
7. Sophocles, Ajax, 1292 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Sophocles, Antigone, 10, 100, 1000-1009, 101, 1010-1019, 102, 1020-1029, 103, 1030-1039, 104, 1040-1049, 105, 1050-1059, 106, 1060-1069, 107, 1070-1079, 108, 1080-1089, 109, 1090, 11, 110-119, 1192-1199, 12, 120, 1200-1209, 121, 1210-1219, 122, 1220-1229, 123, 1230-1239, 124, 1240-1243, 125-126, 1260-1269, 127, 1270-1279, 128, 1280-1289, 129, 1290-1299, 13, 130, 1300-1309, 131, 1310-1319, 132, 1320-1329, 133, 1330-1339, 134, 1340-1349, 135, 1350-1353, 136-139, 14, 140, 15, 155, 16, 162-169, 17, 170-179, 18, 180-189, 19, 190-199, 2, 20, 200-209, 21, 210, 22-24, 249, 25, 250-259, 26, 260-269, 27, 270-277, 28-29, 293-299, 3, 30, 300-301, 305, 31-33, 332-339, 34, 340-349, 35, 350-359, 36, 360-369, 37, 370-376, 38, 388-389, 39, 390-394, 4, 40, 407-409, 41, 410-419, 42, 420-429, 43, 430-439, 44, 440-443, 446-449, 45, 450-459, 46, 460-469, 47, 471-479, 48, 480-489, 49, 490-499, 5, 50, 500-509, 51, 510-519, 52, 520-525, 53, 531-539, 54, 540-549, 55, 550-559, 56, 560-569, 57, 570-579, 58, 580-589, 59, 590-599, 6, 60, 600-603, 61-63, 631-639, 64, 640-649, 65, 650-659, 66, 660-669, 67, 670-679, 68, 680-689, 69, 690-699, 7, 70, 700-709, 71, 710-719, 72, 720-729, 73, 730-739, 74, 740-749, 75, 750-759, 76, 760-765, 77-79, 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, 998-999, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9. Xenophon, Memoirs, 1.2.43 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1.2.43. But if, as happens under an oligarchy, not the majority, but a minority meet and enact rules of conduct, what are these? Whatsoever the sovereign power in the State, after deliberation, enacts and directs to be done is known as a law. If, then, a despot, being the sovereign power, enacts what the citizens are to do, are his orders also a law? Yes, whatever a despot as ruler enacts is also known as a law.
10. Plutarch, Theseus, 3.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.22.3, 2.26.2 (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.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
agōn scene Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
alcaeus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 332
antigone, heroism of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 484, 485; Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 332
antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 484, 485
asia, as origin of pelops Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
athens Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
autochthony, athenian Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
characters, tragic/mythical, antigone Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters, tragic/mythical, creon, king of thebes Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters, tragic/mythical, haemon Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters, tragic/mythical, ismene Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters, tragic/mythical, polyneices Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
characters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
creon, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
creon Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
dialectic/dialogue Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
discrepancy, between words and deeds Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
episodes, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 484, 485
erastes/eromenos Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
eros Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
eulogy, of human beings Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 484, 485
euripides, and political as opposed to rhetorical tragedy Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
euripides Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
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
haemon, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
heroism, of young women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
ismene, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
justice, divine Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 485
justice Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
labdacids Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
law, in antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 485
misfortunes, of the labdacids Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
origin, of antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
paean, to human beings Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 484, 485
peloponnesus, foundation legend Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
pelops, as founder Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
philein/philos Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 332
pindar Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
plato Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
rule of law Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
socrates Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
sophocles, and rhetoric/tragedy as a rhetorical form Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
sophocles, antigone. Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 390
sophocles, oedipus tyrannus Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 390
sophocles Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
stasima, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 484, 485
structure, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 484, 485
thebes Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
thesmos Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 390
tiresias, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
tragedy, and law Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 390
tragedy Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
tyranny Kirichenko, Greek Literature and the Ideal: The Pragmatics of Space from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Age (2022) 126
underworld, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 485
unwritten law Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 390
women, young Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 348
writing, written law. Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 390