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Sophocles, Electra, 39-58


nanPhoebus gave me the commandment which you will now hear: that alone, and by stealth, without the aid of arms or large numbers, I should carry off my right hand’s just slaughters. Accordingly, since I received this divine declaration, you must go into that house there


nanwhen opportunity gives you entrance, and learn all that is happening, so that you may report to us out of sure knowledge. Your age and the lapse of time will prevent them from recognizing you; they will never suspect who you are with that silvered hair. Let your story be that you are a Phocian stranger


nanwhen opportunity gives you entrance, and learn all that is happening, so that you may report to us out of sure knowledge. Your age and the lapse of time will prevent them from recognizing you; they will never suspect who you are with that silvered hair. Let your story be that you are a Phocian stranger


nanwhen opportunity gives you entrance, and learn all that is happening, so that you may report to us out of sure knowledge. Your age and the lapse of time will prevent them from recognizing you; they will never suspect who you are with that silvered hair. Let your story be that you are a Phocian stranger


nanwhen opportunity gives you entrance, and learn all that is happening, so that you may report to us out of sure knowledge. Your age and the lapse of time will prevent them from recognizing you; they will never suspect who you are with that silvered hair. Let your story be that you are a Phocian stranger


nanwhen opportunity gives you entrance, and learn all that is happening, so that you may report to us out of sure knowledge. Your age and the lapse of time will prevent them from recognizing you; they will never suspect who you are with that silvered hair. Let your story be that you are a Phocian stranger


nanent by Phanoteus, since he is the greatest of their allies. Tell them, and affirm it with your oath, that Orestes has perished by a fatal chance, hurled at the Pythian game


nanent by Phanoteus, since he is the greatest of their allies. Tell them, and affirm it with your oath, that Orestes has perished by a fatal chance, hurled at the Pythian game


nanent by Phanoteus, since he is the greatest of their allies. Tell them, and affirm it with your oath, that Orestes has perished by a fatal chance, hurled at the Pythian game


nanent by Phanoteus, since he is the greatest of their allies. Tell them, and affirm it with your oath, that Orestes has perished by a fatal chance, hurled at the Pythian game


nanent by Phanoteus, since he is the greatest of their allies. Tell them, and affirm it with your oath, that Orestes has perished by a fatal chance, hurled at the Pythian game


nanfrom his speeding chariot. Let that be the substance of your message. Meanwhile, we will first crown my father’s tomb as the god ordered with libations and the luxuriant tribute of a severed lock; then we will return here, bearing in our hands an urn of hammered bronze


nanfrom his speeding chariot. Let that be the substance of your message. Meanwhile, we will first crown my father’s tomb as the god ordered with libations and the luxuriant tribute of a severed lock; then we will return here, bearing in our hands an urn of hammered bronze


nanfrom his speeding chariot. Let that be the substance of your message. Meanwhile, we will first crown my father’s tomb as the god ordered with libations and the luxuriant tribute of a severed lock; then we will return here, bearing in our hands an urn of hammered bronze


nanfrom his speeding chariot. Let that be the substance of your message. Meanwhile, we will first crown my father’s tomb as the god ordered with libations and the luxuriant tribute of a severed lock; then we will return here, bearing in our hands an urn of hammered bronze


nanfrom his speeding chariot. Let that be the substance of your message. Meanwhile, we will first crown my father’s tomb as the god ordered with libations and the luxuriant tribute of a severed lock; then we will return here, bearing in our hands an urn of hammered bronze


nan—now hidden, as you no doubt know, in the brushwood—so that we may gladden them with the false tidings that this body of mine exists no more, but has been consumed with fire and reduced to ashes. How does it hurt me, when by feigned death


nan—now hidden, as you no doubt know, in the brushwood—so that we may gladden them with the false tidings that this body of mine exists no more, but has been consumed with fire and reduced to ashes. How does it hurt me, when by feigned death


nan—now hidden, as you no doubt know, in the brushwood—so that we may gladden them with the false tidings that this body of mine exists no more, but has been consumed with fire and reduced to ashes. How does it hurt me, when by feigned death


nan—now hidden, as you no doubt know, in the brushwood—so that we may gladden them with the false tidings that this body of mine exists no more, but has been consumed with fire and reduced to ashes. How does it hurt me, when by feigned death


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Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
aeschylus, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
aeschylus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264
ajax, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
ajax (sophocles), and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
ajax (sophocles), tragic irony in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
apollo Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
argos Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264
aristotle, on tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
athena, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
audience, theatre Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264
characters, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
choephori/libation bearers Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264
chrysothemis Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
clytaemestra Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
deception, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
deianira, and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
delphi Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
electra, and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
electra (euripides) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
electra (sophocles), and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
electra (sophocles), and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
empyromancy Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
episodes, and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
euripides, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
homer Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264
irony, tragic Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
knowledge, of the spectators Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
libation bearers, the (aeschylus), and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
matricide Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
merope Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
morality, and neoptolemus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
mycene/mycenae Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264
myth, of orestes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
neoptolemus, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
odysseus, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
oedipus, and polybus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
oedipus the king (sophocles), and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
orestes, and clytemnestra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
orestes, and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
orestes Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264, 420
ovid Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264
philoctetes, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
philoctetes (sophocles), and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
polybus, death of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
polybus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
prologue, and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
prologue, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
pylades, and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
sequence, mythic, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
spectators, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
structure, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 494
tecmessa, and scene divisions Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 279
tiresias/teiresias Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 420
vergil' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 264