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Sophocles, Antigone, 950-959


nanand guarded a deposit of the seed of Zeus that had fallen in a golden rain. But dreadful is the mysterious power of fate—there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by towered city, or dark, sea-beaten ships.


nanand guarded a deposit of the seed of Zeus that had fallen in a golden rain. But dreadful is the mysterious power of fate—there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by towered city, or dark, sea-beaten ships.


nanand guarded a deposit of the seed of Zeus that had fallen in a golden rain. But dreadful is the mysterious power of fate—there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by towered city, or dark, sea-beaten ships.


nanand guarded a deposit of the seed of Zeus that had fallen in a golden rain. But dreadful is the mysterious power of fate—there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by towered city, or dark, sea-beaten ships.


nanand guarded a deposit of the seed of Zeus that had fallen in a golden rain. But dreadful is the mysterious power of fate—there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by towered city, or dark, sea-beaten ships.


nanAnd Dryas’s son, the Edonian king swift to rage, was tamed in recompense for his frenzied insults, when, by the will of Dionysus, he was shut in a rocky prison. There the fierce and swelling force of his madness trickled away.


nanAnd Dryas’s son, the Edonian king swift to rage, was tamed in recompense for his frenzied insults, when, by the will of Dionysus, he was shut in a rocky prison. There the fierce and swelling force of his madness trickled away.


nanAnd Dryas’s son, the Edonian king swift to rage, was tamed in recompense for his frenzied insults, when, by the will of Dionysus, he was shut in a rocky prison. There the fierce and swelling force of his madness trickled away.


nanAnd Dryas’s son, the Edonian king swift to rage, was tamed in recompense for his frenzied insults, when, by the will of Dionysus, he was shut in a rocky prison. There the fierce and swelling force of his madness trickled away.


nanAnd Dryas’s son, the Edonian king swift to rage, was tamed in recompense for his frenzied insults, when, by the will of Dionysus, he was shut in a rocky prison. There the fierce and swelling force of his madness trickled away.


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1. Homer, Iliad, 14.319 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

14.319. /for never yet did desire for goddess or mortal woman so shed itself about me and overmaster the heart within my breast—nay, not when I was seized with love of the wife of Ixion, who bare Peirithous, the peer of the gods in counsel; nor of Danaë of the fair ankles, daughter of Acrisius
2. Homer, Odyssey, 6.91-6.94, 15.418 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Pindar, Isthmian Odes, 7.5 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 7.49-7.50, 7.52 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Euripides, Medea, 1283-1292, 1282 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1282. of all the wives of yore I know but one who laid her hand upon her children dear, even Ino, This is Euripides’ version of the legend, not the usual one; which makes Athamas the father go mad and kill one son, while Ino leaps into the sea with the other. whom the gods did madden in the day
6. Sophocles, Antigone, 1001-1114, 289, 944-949, 951-966, 980-990, 997-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7. Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica, 2.1051 (3rd cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2.1051. μέλλετε, Φινῆος μεμνημένοι, ὡς ἐπέτελλεν.
8. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 5.55 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5.55. 1.  The island which is called Rhodes was first inhabited by the people who were known as Telchines; these were children of Thalatta, as the mythical tradition tells us, and the myth relates that they, together with Capheira, the daughter of Oceanus, nurtured Poseidon, whom Rhea had committed as a babe to their care.,2.  And we are told that they were also the discoverers of certain arts and that they introduced other things which are useful for the life of mankind. They were also the first, men say, to fashion statues of gods, and some of the ancient images of gods have been named after them; so, for example, among the Lindians there is an "Apollo Telchinius," as it is called, among the Ialysians a Hera and Nymphae, both called "Telchinian," and among the Cameirans a "Hera Telchinia.",3.  And men say that the Telchines were also wizards and could summon clouds and rain and hail at their will and likewise could even bring snow; these things, the accounts tell us, they could do even as could the Magi of Persia; and they could also change their natural shapes and were jealous of teaching their arts to others.,4.  Poseidon, the myth continues, when he had grown to manhood, became enamoured of Halia, the sister of the Telchines, and lying with her he begat six male children and one daughter, called Rhodos, after whom the island was named.,5.  And at this period in the eastern parts of the island there sprung up the Giants, as they were called; and at the time when Zeus is said to have subdued the Titans, he became enamoured of one of the nymphs, Himalia by name, and begat by her three sons, Spartaeus, Cronius, and Cytus.,6.  And while these were still young men, Aphroditê, they say, as she was journeying from Cytherae to Cyprus and dropped anchor near Rhodes, was prevented from stopping there by the sons of Poseidon, who were arrogant and insolent men; whereupon the goddess, in her wrath, brought a madness upon them, and they lay with their mother against her will and committed many acts of violence upon the natives.,7.  But when Poseidon learned of what had happened he buried his sons beneath the earth, because of their shameful deed, and men called them the "Eastern Demons"; and Halia cast herself into the sea, and she was afterwards given the name of Leucothea and attained to immortal honour in the eyes of the natives.
9. Strabo, Geography, 14.2.10 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

14.2.10. It is also related of the Rhodians that they have been prosperous by sea, not merely since the time when they founded the present city, but that even many years before the establishment of the Olympian Games they used to sail far away from their homeland to insure the safety of their people. Since that time, also, they have sailed as far as Iberia; and there they founded Rhode, of which the Massaliotes later took possession; among the Opici they founded Parthenope; and among the Daunians they, along with the Coans, founded Elpiae. Some say that the islands called the Gymnesiae were founded by them after their departure from Troy; and the larger of these, according to Timaeus, is the largest of all islands after the seven — Sardinia, Sicily, Cypros, Crete, Euboea, Cyrnos, and Lesbos, but this is untrue, for there are others much larger. It is said that gymnetes are called balearides by the Phoenicians, and that on this account the Gymnesiae were called Balearides. Some of the Rhodians took up their abode round Sybaris in Chonia. The poet, too, seems to bear witness to the prosperity enjoyed by the Rhodians from ancient times, forthwith from the first founding of the three cities: and there his people settled in three divisions by tribes, and were loved of Zeus, who is lord over gods and men; and upon them, wondrous wealth was shed by the son of Cronus. Other writers refer these verses to a myth, and say that gold rained on the island at the time when Athena was born from the head of Zeus, as Pindar states. The island has a circuit of nine hundred and twenty stadia.
10. Epigraphy, Ig Xii,1, 155



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acrisius (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171, 551
aegeus (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 551
aithopes (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 551
akhaia, akhaians (epic, also atreids), superseded on rhodes Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
akrisios (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171, 551
alcmeon, as a secondary myth Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
amphiarus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171, 489; Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
antigone (sophocles), and secondary myths Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 489
athena, birth of Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 261
athena, on rhodes, pooling rhodian traditions Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
athena, on rhodes Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
bond, g. w. Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
bronze forging (rhodes) Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 261
captive women, the (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 551
citizenship, and religious participation Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
danae, as paradigm Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
danaë Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171, 551
danaë (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
defending greeks and democracies, and synoikism Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
defending greeks and democracies, democracy, in 5th cent. greece, and the chorus Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
destiny Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
electra (sophocles), as using secondary myth Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
elites, caught between aristocracy and democracy Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
elites, maritime and commercial Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
epinikion, public dimension of Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
episodes, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 489
ethiopians, the (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 551
eulogy, of human beings Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 489
europa, as paradigm Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
fragments, of sophocles works Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 551
giving continuity to a broken history Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
gods, named and unnamed Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 142
henderson, j. Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
heroines, as paradigms Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
heroines, qualities of Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
hypsipyle Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
ideology, civic and/or democratic, not athenian Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
iliad (homer), and sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
imprisonment, of antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
insular Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
io, as paradigm Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
islands, in the aegean Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
kleopatra, as paradigm Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
lykourgos, as paradigm Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
medea Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
memnon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 551
memories, kept alive or evoked in ritual, diverse unified in ritual Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
men of larissa, the (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
minoans, on rhodes Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 261
myth-ritual nexus, ritual moment Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
myths, and sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
myths, secondary Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
names, gods named and unnamed Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 142
near east, fireless sacrifice Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 261
olympia, games Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
orestes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
paean, to human beings Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 489
paradigms, heroines as Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
past, mythical, diverse and contradictory Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 261
past, mythical, unified in song Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
peek, w. Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
penelope, as paradigm Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
performances of myth and ritual (also song), (re)creation of worshipping groups Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
performances of myth and ritual (also song), and economic patterns Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
perseus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
piety, of antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
plays, lost Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 551
prokris, as paradigm Lyons, Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (1997) 37
rain, in myth, golden Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
rhodes, democracy on Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
rhodes, diverse pasts unified in choral ritual Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
rhodes, pan-rhodian identity, forged in song Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
rhodes Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
sophocles, lost plays and fragments of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 551
stasima, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 489
structure, of antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 489
submission, of antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
synoikism, and myth-ritual network reconfigured in song' Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 261
synoikism, and myth-ritual network reconfigured in song Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260
tradition, mythic Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
zeus, and danaë Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 171
zeus, olympian Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 260, 261
zeus atabyrios, bulls of Kowalzig, Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece (2007) 261