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Sophocles, Electra, 431-463


nanDear sister, let none of these offerings in your hands touch the tomb. For neither divine law nor piety allows you to dedicate funeral gifts or bring libations to our father from his hateful wife.


nanDear sister, let none of these offerings in your hands touch the tomb. For neither divine law nor piety allows you to dedicate funeral gifts or bring libations to our father from his hateful wife.


nanDear sister, let none of these offerings in your hands touch the tomb. For neither divine law nor piety allows you to dedicate funeral gifts or bring libations to our father from his hateful wife.


nanDear sister, let none of these offerings in your hands touch the tomb. For neither divine law nor piety allows you to dedicate funeral gifts or bring libations to our father from his hateful wife.


nanNo! To the winds with them! Or cover them in a deep, dusty hole, where not one of them will ever come near our father’s resting place. Rather let these treasures be preserved for her below when she dies. Were she not by nature the most audaciou


nanNo! To the winds with them! Or cover them in a deep, dusty hole, where not one of them will ever come near our father’s resting place. Rather let these treasures be preserved for her below when she dies. Were she not by nature the most audaciou


nanNo! To the winds with them! Or cover them in a deep, dusty hole, where not one of them will ever come near our father’s resting place. Rather let these treasures be preserved for her below when she dies. Were she not by nature the most audaciou


nanNo! To the winds with them! Or cover them in a deep, dusty hole, where not one of them will ever come near our father’s resting place. Rather let these treasures be preserved for her below when she dies. Were she not by nature the most audaciou


nanNo! To the winds with them! Or cover them in a deep, dusty hole, where not one of them will ever come near our father’s resting place. Rather let these treasures be preserved for her below when she dies. Were she not by nature the most audaciou


nanof all women, she would never at all have tried to pour these ill-willed offerings to the man she killed. Consider whether you believe that the dead in his tomb will welcome this tribute with affection towards her, by whose hand he died dishonored and was mutilated


nanof all women, she would never at all have tried to pour these ill-willed offerings to the man she killed. Consider whether you believe that the dead in his tomb will welcome this tribute with affection towards her, by whose hand he died dishonored and was mutilated


nanof all women, she would never at all have tried to pour these ill-willed offerings to the man she killed. Consider whether you believe that the dead in his tomb will welcome this tribute with affection towards her, by whose hand he died dishonored and was mutilated


nanof all women, she would never at all have tried to pour these ill-willed offerings to the man she killed. Consider whether you believe that the dead in his tomb will welcome this tribute with affection towards her, by whose hand he died dishonored and was mutilated


nanof all women, she would never at all have tried to pour these ill-willed offerings to the man she killed. Consider whether you believe that the dead in his tomb will welcome this tribute with affection towards her, by whose hand he died dishonored and was mutilated


nanlike an enemy? She, who, as if to wash herself clean, wiped off the bloodstains on his head? Surely you do not believe that your bringing these things will absolve her of the murder? It is not possible. No, be rid of them. Give him instead a lock of your hair’s ends, cut from your own head


nanlike an enemy? She, who, as if to wash herself clean, wiped off the bloodstains on his head? Surely you do not believe that your bringing these things will absolve her of the murder? It is not possible. No, be rid of them. Give him instead a lock of your hair’s ends, cut from your own head


nanlike an enemy? She, who, as if to wash herself clean, wiped off the bloodstains on his head? Surely you do not believe that your bringing these things will absolve her of the murder? It is not possible. No, be rid of them. Give him instead a lock of your hair’s ends, cut from your own head


nanlike an enemy? She, who, as if to wash herself clean, wiped off the bloodstains on his head? Surely you do not believe that your bringing these things will absolve her of the murder? It is not possible. No, be rid of them. Give him instead a lock of your hair’s ends, cut from your own head


nanlike an enemy? She, who, as if to wash herself clean, wiped off the bloodstains on his head? Surely you do not believe that your bringing these things will absolve her of the murder? It is not possible. No, be rid of them. Give him instead a lock of your hair’s ends, cut from your own head


nanand from wretched me, too, give these gifts, poor as they are, though all I have. Take this hair, not glossy with unguents, and this girdle, decked with no rich ornament. Then fall down and pray that he himself may come in kindness to us from the world below, a helper against our enemies;


nanand from wretched me, too, give these gifts, poor as they are, though all I have. Take this hair, not glossy with unguents, and this girdle, decked with no rich ornament. Then fall down and pray that he himself may come in kindness to us from the world below, a helper against our enemies;


nanand from wretched me, too, give these gifts, poor as they are, though all I have. Take this hair, not glossy with unguents, and this girdle, decked with no rich ornament. Then fall down and pray that he himself may come in kindness to us from the world below, a helper against our enemies;


nanand from wretched me, too, give these gifts, poor as they are, though all I have. Take this hair, not glossy with unguents, and this girdle, decked with no rich ornament. Then fall down and pray that he himself may come in kindness to us from the world below, a helper against our enemies;


nanand from wretched me, too, give these gifts, poor as they are, though all I have. Take this hair, not glossy with unguents, and this girdle, decked with no rich ornament. Then fall down and pray that he himself may come in kindness to us from the world below, a helper against our enemies;


nanand that young Orestes may live to set his foot upon our enemies in superior might, so that hereafter we may crown our father’s tomb with wealthier hands than those with which we honor him now. I think, yes, I think that he too had some part


nanand that young Orestes may live to set his foot upon our enemies in superior might, so that hereafter we may crown our father’s tomb with wealthier hands than those with which we honor him now. I think, yes, I think that he too had some part


nanand that young Orestes may live to set his foot upon our enemies in superior might, so that hereafter we may crown our father’s tomb with wealthier hands than those with which we honor him now. I think, yes, I think that he too had some part


nanand that young Orestes may live to set his foot upon our enemies in superior might, so that hereafter we may crown our father’s tomb with wealthier hands than those with which we honor him now. I think, yes, I think that he too had some part


nanand that young Orestes may live to set his foot upon our enemies in superior might, so that hereafter we may crown our father’s tomb with wealthier hands than those with which we honor him now. I think, yes, I think that he too had some part


nanin sending her these appalling dreams. Still, sister, do yourself this service and help me, and him, too, that most beloved of all men, who rests in Hades’ domain, our shared father. Choru


nanin sending her these appalling dreams. Still, sister, do yourself this service and help me, and him, too, that most beloved of all men, who rests in Hades’ domain, our shared father. Choru


nanin sending her these appalling dreams. Still, sister, do yourself this service and help me, and him, too, that most beloved of all men, who rests in Hades’ domain, our shared father. Choru


nanin sending her these appalling dreams. Still, sister, do yourself this service and help me, and him, too, that most beloved of all men, who rests in Hades’ domain, our shared father. Choru


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1. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1073-1223, 420-421, 1072 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1072. ὀτοτοτοῖ πόποι δᾶ. 1072. Otototoi, Gods, Earth, —
2. Aeschylus, Libation-Bearers, 101-163, 22-48, 523-549, 55, 550-552, 59-70, 75-81, 84-100 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

100. τῆσδʼ ἐστὲ βουλῆς, ὦ φίλαι, μεταίτιαι· 100. In this, my friends, be my fellow-counsellors. For we cherish a common hatred within our house. Do not hide your counsel in your hearts in fear of anyone. For the portion of fate awaits both the free man and the man enslaved by another’s hand.
3. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 101-104, 94-100 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

100. παθοῦσα δʼ οὕτω δεινὰ πρὸς τῶν φιλτάτων 100. And yet, although I have suffered cruelly in this way from my nearest kin, no divine power is angry on my behalf, slaughtered as I have been by the hands of a matricide. See these gashes in my heart, and from where they came! For the sleeping mind has clear vision
4. Aeschylus, Persians, 176-200, 205-210, 221, 230, 175 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

175. εὐμενεῖς γὰρ ὄντας ἡμᾶς τῶνδε συμβούλους καλεῖς. Ἄτοσσα 175. For we whom you summon as counsellors in these matters are well disposed towards you and your interests. Atossa
5. Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 646-673, 645 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

645. αἰεὶ γὰρ ὄψεις ἔννυχοι πωλεύμεναι 645. For visions of the night, always haunting my maiden chamber, sought to beguile me with seductive words, saying: q type=
6. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 710-711, 709 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

709. ἐξέζεσεν γὰρ Οἰδίπου κατεύγματα· 709. Yes, the curses of Oedipus have made it seethe in fury.
7. Aeschylus, Suppliant Women, 886-890, 885 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

885. οἰοῖ, πάτερ, βρέτεος ἄρος 885. Alas, father; the help of the sacred images deludes me. Like a spider, he is carrying me seaward step by step—a nightmare, a black nightmare! Oh! Oh!
8. Euripides, Alcestis, 355, 357, 354 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9. Euripides, Hecuba, 10-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 40-49, 5, 50-59, 6, 60-65, 68-69, 7, 70-76, 8, 84, 87-89, 9, 90-91, 93-95, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1. ̔́Ηκω νεκρῶν κευθμῶνα καὶ σκότου πύλας 1. I have come from out of the charnel-house and gates of gloom, where Hades dwells apart from gods, I Polydorus, a son of Hecuba, the daughter of Cisseus, and of Priam. Now my father, when Phrygia ’s capital
10. Euripides, Iphigenia Among The Taurians, 43-60, 42 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

11. Euripides, Orestes, 619-620, 618 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

12. Euripides, Rhesus, 781-789, 780 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

13. Sophocles, Ajax, 1390-1392, 1389 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

14. Sophocles, Electra, 410-411, 417-425, 432-438, 449-452, 459, 466, 472-501, 644-645, 1509 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

15. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 981-983, 980 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

16. Sophocles, Women of Trachis, 808-809, 807 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

807. while he moaned in his convulsions. And you shall soon see him, either alive or freshly dead. Such, Mother, are the designs and deeds against my father of which you have been found guilty. May Punishing Justice and the Erinys punish you for them! Yes, if it be right, that is my prayer.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus, and dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
agamemnon, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
ajax (sophocles), justice and the erinyes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
ajax (sophocles), the chorus in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
anxiety, and dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
anxiety dreams and nightmares, voices Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130
anxiety dreams and nightmares Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130, 383, 384
apotropaic rites Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
chorus, the, sophocles use of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
chrysothemis, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
clytemnestra (sophocles), dream of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
divine visits Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 384
dream imagery, day-to-day objects/realistic scenes Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130
dreams, as messages Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
dreams and visions, deixis, anxious state Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130
dreams and visions, disturbing Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130
dreams and visions, examples, comedy Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130
dreams and visions, examples, tragedy Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130, 383, 384
dreams and visions, form criticism/classification, message dreams Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130
dreams and visions, form criticism/classification, symbolic dreams' Moxon, Peter's Halakhic Nightmare: The 'Animal' Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (2017) 130
electra, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495, 496
electra (sophocles), dream in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
electra (sophocles), justice and the erinyes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495, 496
episodes, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495, 496
erinyes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
fear, and dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
general parodos, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
gods, and humans Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
humans, and the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
hyperbaton Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 39
justice (dikè), and vengeance Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
libation bearers, the (aeschylus), and frightening dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
libation bearers, the (aeschylus), clytemnestras dream in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390, 391
murders, and vengeance Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
orestes, and a dream Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
philoctetes (sophocles), the chorus in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
piety, of antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 735
prologue, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 495
sentences, flow interrupted Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 39
sophoclean language, clarity Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 39
sophoclean unlike gorgianic, unpredictable yet clear Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 39
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
tomb, of agamemnon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 390
tutor, and orestes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 735
vengeance, and the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
women of trachis, the (sophocles), justice and the erinyes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391