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Sophocles, Antigone, 680-689


nanthan that we be called weaker than women.


nanTo us, unless our years have stolen our wit, you seem to say what you say wisely.


nanTo us, unless our years have stolen our wit, you seem to say what you say wisely.


nanHAEMON: Father, the gods implant reason in men, the highest of all things that we call our own. Not mine the skill-far from me be the quest!-to say wherein thou speakest not aright; and yet another man, too, might have some useful thought. At least, it is my natural office to watch, on thy behalf, all that men say, or do, or find to blame. For the dread of thy frown forbids the citizen to speak such words as would offend thine ear; but can hear these murmurs in the dark, these moanings of the city for this maiden; 'no woman,' they say, 'ever merited her doom less,-none ever was to die so shamefully for deeds so glorious as hers; who, when her own brother had fallen in bloody strife, would not leave him unburied, to be devoured by carrion dogs, or by any bird:-deserves not she the meed of golden honour?' Such is the darkling rumour that spreads in secret. For me, my father, no treasure is so precious as thy welfare. What, indeed, is a nobler ornament for children than a prospering sire's fair fame, or for sire than son's? Wear not, then, one mood only in thyself; think not that thy word, and thine alone, must be right. For if any man thinks that he alone is wise,-that in speech, or in mind, he hath no peer,-such a soul, when laid open, is ever found empty. No, though a man be wise, 'tis no shame for him to learn many things, and to bend in season. Seest thou, beside the wintry torrent's course, how the trees that yield to it save every twig, while the stiff-necked perish root and branch? And even thus he who keeps the sheet of his sail taut, and never slackens it, upsets his boat, and finishes his voyage with keel uppermost. Nay, forego thy wrath; permit thyself to change. For if I, a younger man, may offer my thought, it were far best, I ween, that men should be all-wise by nature; but, otherwise-and oft the scale inclines not so-'tis good also to learn from those who speak aright. LEADER: Sire, 'tis meet that thou shouldest profit by his words, if he speaks aught in season, and thou, Haemon, by thy father's; for on both parts there hath been wise speech. CREON: Men of my age are we indeed to be schooled, then, by men of his? HAEMON: In nothing that is not right; but if I am young, thou shouldest look to my merits, not to my years. CREON: Is it a merit to honour the unruly?


nanFather, the gods implant reason in men, the highest of all things that we call our own.


nanFather, the gods implant reason in men, the highest of all things that we call our own.


nanFor my part, to state how you are wrong to say those things is beyond my power and my desire, although another man, too, might have a useful thought. In any case, it is my natural duty to watch on your behalf all that men say, or do, or find to blame.


nanFor my part, to state how you are wrong to say those things is beyond my power and my desire, although another man, too, might have a useful thought. In any case, it is my natural duty to watch on your behalf all that men say, or do, or find to blame.


nanFor my part, to state how you are wrong to say those things is beyond my power and my desire, although another man, too, might have a useful thought. In any case, it is my natural duty to watch on your behalf all that men say, or do, or find to blame.


nanFor my part, to state how you are wrong to say those things is beyond my power and my desire, although another man, too, might have a useful thought. In any case, it is my natural duty to watch on your behalf all that men say, or do, or find to blame.


nanFor my part, to state how you are wrong to say those things is beyond my power and my desire, although another man, too, might have a useful thought. In any case, it is my natural duty to watch on your behalf all that men say, or do, or find to blame.


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athens Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 334
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boundaries, and civic space Meinel, Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy (2015) 89, 90, 91
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deianeira Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 522
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episodes, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 486
eridanos Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
eulogy, of human beings Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 486
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eurydice Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 522
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exodos Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 522
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
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griffons Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
hades Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 522
haemon, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
heracles Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 522
heroization, and a pyre Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 738
horses Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
hyllus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 522
intertextuality Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
law, in antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 486
law, in s. ant. Meinel, Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy (2015) 89
medea Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 334
memory of worlds Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
menelaus, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
milk Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
nexus Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
nomads Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
oedipus, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
oedipus the king (sophocles), and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
orthos Meinel, Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy (2015) 90, 91
paean, to human beings Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 486
peloponnesus, foundation legend Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
pelops, as founder Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
phineus Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
pindar Gruen, Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011) 227
pyre, and heroization Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 738
salmydessus Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
socrates Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
sophocles, and rhetoric/tragedy as a rhetorical form Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 278
sophocles Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
space, in s. ant, civic Meinel, Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy (2015) 89, 90, 91
stasima, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 486
structure, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 486
teucer, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
thrace Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
tiresias, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
transgression, (various) boundaries transgressed Meinel, Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy (2015) 89
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underworld, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 486
winds Gagne, Cosmography and the Idea of Hyperborea in Ancient Greece (2021), 242
zeus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 522