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Sophocles, Electra, 153-163


nanAh, all-suffering Niobe, you I count divine, since you weep forever in your rocky tomb! Choru


nanNot to you alone of mortals, my daughter, has sorrow come


nanthough you face it with less restraint than those girls inside, Chrysothemis and Iphianassa, whose parents and blood you share. They still live, as he, too, lives, sorrowing in his secluded youth


nanthough you face it with less restraint than those girls inside, Chrysothemis and Iphianassa, whose parents and blood you share. They still live, as he, too, lives, sorrowing in his secluded youth


nanthough you face it with less restraint than those girls inside, Chrysothemis and Iphianassa, whose parents and blood you share. They still live, as he, too, lives, sorrowing in his secluded youth


nanthough you face it with less restraint than those girls inside, Chrysothemis and Iphianassa, whose parents and blood you share. They still live, as he, too, lives, sorrowing in his secluded youth


nanthough you face it with less restraint than those girls inside, Chrysothemis and Iphianassa, whose parents and blood you share. They still live, as he, too, lives, sorrowing in his secluded youth


nanyet happy in that this famous realm of the Mycenaeans shall one day receive him as a noble lord, if with the blessing of Zeus’s escort he, Orestes, returns to this land. Electra


nanyet happy in that this famous realm of the Mycenaeans shall one day receive him as a noble lord, if with the blessing of Zeus’s escort he, Orestes, returns to this land. Electra


nanyet happy in that this famous realm of the Mycenaeans shall one day receive him as a noble lord, if with the blessing of Zeus’s escort he, Orestes, returns to this land. Electra


nanELECTRA: Yes, I wait for him with unwearied longing, as I move on my sad path from day today, unwed and childless, bathed in tears, bearing that endless doom of woe; but he forgets all that he has suffered and heard. What message comes to me, that is not belied? He is ever yearning to be with us, but, though he yearns, he never resolves. CHORUS: antistrophe 2 Courage, my daughter, courage; great still in heaven is Zeus, who sees and governs all: leave thy bitter quarrel to him; forget not thy foes, but refrain from excess of wrath against them; for Time is god who makes rough ways smooth. Not heedless is the son of Agamemnon, who dwells by Crisa's pastoral shore; not heedless is the god who reigns by Acheron. ELECTRA: Nay, the best part of life hath passed away from me in hopelessness, and I have no strength left; I, who am pining away without children,- whom no loving champion shields,- but, like some despised alien, I serve in the halls of my father, clad in this mean garb, and standing at a meagre board. CHORUS: strophe 3 Piteous was the voice heard at his return, and piteous, as thy sire lay on the festal couch, when the straight, swift blow was dealt him with the blade of bronze. Guile was the plotter, Lust the slayer, dread parents of a dreadful shape; whether it was mortal that wrought therein, or god. ELECTRA: O that bitter day, bitter beyond all that have come to me; O: that night, O the horrors of that unutterable feast, the ruthless deathstrokes that my father saw from the hands of twain, who took my life captive by treachery, who doomed me to woe! May the great god of Olympus give them sufferings in requital, and never may their splendour bring them joy, who have done such deeds!


nanyet happy in that this famous realm of the Mycenaeans shall one day receive him as a noble lord, if with the blessing of Zeus’s escort he, Orestes, returns to this land. Electra


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

5 results
1. Sophocles, Ajax, 387, 352 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Sophocles, Antigone, 843 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Electra, 1081, 110-116, 121-124, 1246-1249, 125, 1250, 126-152, 154-163, 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, 876, 833 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 1348, 1347 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
actors, and aeschylus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 699
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
aeschylus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 90
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 (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
anacolouthon Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 49
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
apollo Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
artemis Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
atreus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 90
chorus, antigone, electra Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
chorus, antigone, flexible Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
chorus, antigone, in danger and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
chorus, antigone, part of 'the large group'" Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
chorus, the, and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
dialogue, and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
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, 253
electra, civic community Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
electra, role of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
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, 253
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
fragments, of sophocles works Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
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, 253
groups, complement transferred from one to another Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 49
groups, threatened and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
helen Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 90
hyperbaton Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 39, 49
menelaus' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 90
nausikaa è plunteriai (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
niobe (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
odysseus, and nausicaa Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
odyssey (homer), and nausicaa (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
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
painting, and sophocles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
perspective Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
philoctetes (sophocles), and versification Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251
plays, lost Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
plyntriai) (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
polygnotus, painting by Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
prologue, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
sentences, change direction Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 49
sentences, flow interrupted Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 39
singing, of actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 699
sophoclean language, clarity Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 39, 49
sophoclean unlike gorgianic, unpredictable yet clear Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 39, 49
sophocles, lost plays and fragments of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 586
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
topic Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 49
versification, of speech vs. song Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 251