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Sophocles, Electra, 121


nanCHORUS: strophe 1 Ah, Electra, child of a wretched mother, why art thou ever pining thus in ceaseless lament for Agamemnon, who long ago was wickedly ensnared by thy false mother's wiles, and betrayed to death by dastardly hand? Perish the author of that deed, if I may utter such prayer! ELECTRA: Ah, noble-hearted maidens, ye have come to soothe my woes. I: know and feel it, it escapes me not; but I cannot leave this task undone, or cease from mourning for my hapless sire. Ah, friends whose love responds to mine in every mood, leave me to rave thus,- Oh leave me, I entreat you! CHORUS: antistrophe 1 But never by laments or prayers shalt thou recall thy sire from that lake of Hades to which all must pass. Nay, thine is a fatal course of grief, passing ever from due bounds into a cureless sorrow; wherein there is no deliverance from evils. Say, wherefore art thou enamoured of misery? ELECTRA: Foolish is the child who forgets a parent's piteous death. No, dearer to my soul is the mourner that laments for Itys, Itys, evermore, that bird distraught with grief, the messenger of Zeus. Ah, queen of sorrow, Niobe, thee I deem divine,- thee, who evermore weepest in thy rocky tomb! CHORUS: strophe 2 Not to thee alone of mortals, my daughter, hath come any sorrow which thou bearest less calmly than those within, thy kinswomen and sisters, Chrysothemis and Iphianassa, I who still live,- as he, too, lives, sorrowing in a secluded youth, yet happy in that this famous realm of Mycenae shall one day welcome him to his heritage, when the kindly guidance of Zeus shall have brought him to this land, Orestes.


nanAh, Electra, child of a most wretched mother, why are you always wasting away in this unsated mourning for Agamemnon, who long ago was godlessly


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

5 results
1. Sophocles, Ajax, 17, 349, 16 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Sophocles, Antigone, 807, 806 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Electra, 110-116, 122-163, 181-182, 190, 193-200, 226, 234, 236-237, 245-246, 251-252, 254, 257-260, 275-285, 307-308, 317-318, 341-344, 349-350, 365-368, 417-423, 432-434, 438-463, 472-507, 764-765, 856, 107 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 1324, 237-254, 1323 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1209, 1182 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

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actors, and aeschylus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 699
actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
aeschylus, and actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 699
aeschylus, and the dochmiac Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
agamemnon, death of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
ajax, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
ajax, singing of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
ajax (sophocles), and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
alcmeon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
amphiarus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
antigone Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140
antigone (sophocles), and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
antistrophe Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
chorus, antigone, electra Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
chorus, antigone, flexible Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
chorus, antigone, in danger and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
chorus, antigone, part of 'the large group'" Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
chorus, the, and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
contest, of actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
creon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
dactylic metre Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140
demosthenes, on actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
dialogue, and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
dionysia, great Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
dochmiac Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
electra, chorus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
electra, civic community Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
electra, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
electra, singing of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
electra (sophocles), and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
electra constructing a family, house Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
episodes, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
eriphyle Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
general parodos, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
groups, and individuals Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
groups, threatened and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
horace, ὡϲ θεῶι vel sim. Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140
kinship, rhetoric of Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140
lenaia Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
oedipus Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140
oedipus at colonus (sophocles), and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
orestes, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
perspective Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252
philoctetes (sophocles), and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
phone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
pollux, on actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
prologue, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
repetition Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140
singing, of actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197, 699
strophe Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
structure, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
supplication Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140
versification, of speech vs. song Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
voice, of actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 197
ἀλλά, before imperative Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140
ἱκετεύειν, ἱκεϲία' Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 140