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Sophocles, Electra, 365-371


nanneither would you, if you had self-control. But now, when you could be called the child of the noblest father among men, be called instead your mother’s daughter, for in this way your corruptness will be evident to the greatest number as you betray your dead father and your true friends. Choru


nanneither would you, if you had self-control. But now, when you could be called the child of the noblest father among men, be called instead your mother’s daughter, for in this way your corruptness will be evident to the greatest number as you betray your dead father and your true friends. Choru


nanneither would you, if you had self-control. But now, when you could be called the child of the noblest father among men, be called instead your mother’s daughter, for in this way your corruptness will be evident to the greatest number as you betray your dead father and your true friends. Choru


nanneither would you, if you had self-control. But now, when you could be called the child of the noblest father among men, be called instead your mother’s daughter, for in this way your corruptness will be evident to the greatest number as you betray your dead father and your true friends. Choru


nanLEADER: No angry word, I entreat! For both of you there is good in what is urged,- if thou, Electra, wouldst learn to profit by her counsel, and she, again, by thine. CHRYSOTHEMIS: For my part, friends, I am not wholly unused to her discourse; nor should I have touched upon this theme, had I not heard that she was threatened with a dread doom, which shall restrain her from her long-drawn laments. ELECTRA: Come, declare it then, this terror! If thou canst tell me of aught worse than my present lot, I will resist no more. CHRYSOTHEMIS: Indeed, I will tell thee all that I know. They purpose, if thou wilt not cease from these laments, to send thee where thou shalt never look upon the sunlight, but pass thy days in a dungeon beyond the borders of this land, there to chant thy dreary strain. Bethink thee, then, and do not blame me hereafter, when the blow hath fallen; now is the time to be wise. ELECTRA: Have they indeed resolved to treat me thus? CHRYSOTHEMIS: Assuredly, whenever Aegisthus comes home. ELECTRA: If that be all, then may he arrive with speed! CHRYSOTHEMIS: Misguided one! what dire prayer is this? ELECTRA: That he may come, if he hath any such intent. CHRYSOTHEMIS: That thou mayst suffer- what? Where are thy wits?


nanAway with anger, for the gods’ sake! There i


nanadvantage for both of you in what is urged, if you, Electra, would learn to implement her advice, and she, again, yours. Chrysothemi


nanadvantage for both of you in what is urged, if you, Electra, would learn to implement her advice, and she, again, yours. Chrysothemi


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

4 results
1. Aeschylus, Libation-Bearers, 140 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

140. q rend= 140. I utter these prayers on our behalf, but I ask that your avenger appear to our foes, father, and that your killers may be killed in just retribution.
2. Sophocles, Antigone, 10-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 40-47, 471-472, 48-49, 5, 50-53, 531-539, 54, 540-549, 55, 550-559, 56, 560-569, 57, 570-579, 58, 580-581, 59, 6, 60-69, 7, 70-79, 8, 80-89, 9, 90-94, 943, 95-99, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Electra, 1036, 107, 110-116, 121, 124-127, 129, 1425, 148-149, 153-163, 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, 361, 366-371, 378-382, 394-396, 417-423, 432-434, 438-463, 472-507, 513-515, 528-548, 552-557, 562, 575, 597-598, 626-627, 634-660, 69-70, 764-765, 770-771, 786, 788-796, 817-822, 881-882, 885-919, 939-941, 947-989, 1023 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Xenophon, On Household Management, 7.14 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

7.14. My wife’s answer was as follows, Socrates : How can I possibly help you? What power have I? Nay, all depends on you. My duty, as my mother told me, is to be discreet.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aegisthus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
aeschylus, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
against neaera Sharrock and Keith, Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy (2020) 57
alcestes Sharrock and Keith, Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy (2020) 57
antigone, heroism of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
antigone (sophocles), and electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
characters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
chorus, antigone, electra Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
chorus, antigone, in danger and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
chorus, antigone, part of 'the large group'" Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
chrysothemis, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
clytemnestra Sharrock and Keith, Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy (2020) 57
creon, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
deception, and philoctetes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 722
electra, chorus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
electra, heroism of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495, 496; Sharrock and Keith, Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy (2020) 57
electra (sophocles), and antigone (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495, 496
electra constructing a family, house Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
electra constructing a family Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
episodes, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495, 496
euripides, electra Sharrock and Keith, Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy (2020) 57
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) 249
groups, threatened and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
heroism, of young women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
ismene, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
libation bearers, the (aeschylus), and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
loyalty, of young women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
men, vs. women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
mothers, and adult children, in tragedy' Sharrock and Keith, Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy (2020) 57
nature, of electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
nature, of neoptolemus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
orestes, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
origin, of electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
perspective Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
phano, neaeras daughter Sharrock and Keith, Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy (2020) 57
philoctetes (sophocles), and neoptolemuss nature Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
piety, of antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 735
piety, of electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
polis Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 249
prologue, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
repetition, of characters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
report, misleading Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 722
silence, and suicide Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 722
silence, of eurydice Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 722
sisters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
stasima, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496
structure, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495, 496
tutor, and orestes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 735
wisdom Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352
women, silence of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 722
women, young Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 352