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Sophocles, Electra, 472-484


nanCHORUS (singing) strophe If I am not an erring seer and one who fails in wisdom, justice, that hath sent the presage, will come, triumphant in her righteous strength,- will come ere long, my child, to avenge. There is courage in my heart, through those new tidings of the dream that breathes comfort. Not forgetful is thy sire, the lord of Hellas; not forgetful is the two-edged axe of bronze that struck the blow of old, and slew him with foul cruelty. antistrophe The Erinys of untiring feet, who is lurking in her dread ambush, will come, as with the march and with the might of a great host. For wicked ones have been fired with passion that hurried them to a forbidden bed, to accursed bridals, to a marriage stained with guilt of blood. Therefore am I sure that the portent will not fail to bring woe upon the partners in crime. Verily mortals cannot read the future in fearful dreams or oracles, if this vision of the night find not due fulfilment. epode O chariot-race of Pelops long ago, source of many a sorrow, what weary troubles hast thou brought upon this land! For since Myrtilus sank to rest beneath the waves, when a fatal and cruel hand hurled him to destruction out of the golden car, this house was never yet free from misery and violence. (CLYTEMNESTRA enters from the palace.) CLYTEMNESTRA: At large once more, it seems, thou rangest,- for Aegisthus is not here, who always kept thee at least from passing the gates, to shame thy friends. But now, since he is absent, thou takest no heed of me, though thou hast said of me oft-times, and to many, that I am a bold and lawless tyrant, who insults thee and thine. I am guilty of no insolence; I do but return the taunts that I often hear from thee. Thy father- this is thy constant pretext- was slain by me. Yes, by me- I know it well; it admits of no denial; for justice slew him, and not I alone,- justice, whom it became thee to support, hadst thou been right-minded; seeing that this father of thine, whom thou art ever lamenting, was the one man of the Greeks who had the heart to sacrifice thy sister to the gods- he, the father, who had not shared the mother's pangs. Come, tell me now, wherefore, or to please whom, did he sacrifice her? To please the Argives, thou wilt say? Nay, they had no right to slay my daughter. Or if, forsooth, it was to screen his brother Menelaus that he slew my child, was he not to pay me the penalty for that? Had not Menelaus two children, who should in fairness have been taken before my daughter, as sprung from the sire and mother who had caused that voyage? Or had Hades some strange desire to feast on my offspring, rather than on hers? Or had that accursed father lost all tenderness for the children of my womb, while he was tender to the children of Menelaus? Was not that the part of a callous and perverse parent? I think so, though differ from thy judgment; and so would say the dead, if she could speak. For myself, then, I view the past without dismay; but if thou deemest me perverse, see that thine own judgment is just, before thou blame thy neighbour. ELECTRA: This time thou canst not say that I have done anything to provoke such words from thee. But, if thou wilt give me leave, I: fain would declare the truth, in the cause alike of my dead sire and of my sister.


nanIf I am not a deranged prophet and one who lacks wise judgments


nanIf I am not a deranged prophet and one who lacks wise judgments


nanIf I am not a deranged prophet and one who lacks wise judgments


nanJustice, the sender of the omen, will come, winning the just victory of her hands’ might. She will come in pursuit before long, my child. Courage is mine


nanJustice, the sender of the omen, will come, winning the just victory of her hands’ might. She will come in pursuit before long, my child. Courage is mine


nanJustice, the sender of the omen, will come, winning the just victory of her hands’ might. She will come in pursuit before long, my child. Courage is mine


nanJustice, the sender of the omen, will come, winning the just victory of her hands’ might. She will come in pursuit before long, my child. Courage is mine


nanJustice, the sender of the omen, will come, winning the just victory of her hands’ might. She will come in pursuit before long, my child. Courage is mine


nanince I heard just now of this sweet-blowing dream. Never does the lord of the Hellenes, your producer forget


nanince I heard just now of this sweet-blowing dream. Never does the lord of the Hellenes, your producer forget


nanince I heard just now of this sweet-blowing dream. Never does the lord of the Hellenes, your producer forget


nanince I heard just now of this sweet-blowing dream. Never does the lord of the Hellenes, your producer forget


nanince I heard just now of this sweet-blowing dream. Never does the lord of the Hellenes, your producer forget


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1072. ὀτοτοτοῖ πόποι δᾶ. 1072. Otototoi, Gods, Earth, —
2. Aeschylus, Libation-Bearers, 33-43, 523-552, 32 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

32. τορὸς δὲ Φοῖβος ὀρθόθριξ 32. For with a hair-raising shriek, Terror, the diviner of dreams for our house, breathing wrath out of sleep, uttered a cry of terror in the dead of night from the heart of the palace
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, 121, 124-127, 129, 153-163, 193-200, 226, 234, 251-252, 257, 317-318, 341-344, 349-350, 365-368, 410-411, 417-425, 431-463, 466, 473-507, 513-515, 528-548, 552-557, 562, 575, 597-598, 626-627, 634-660, 764-765, 770-771, 786, 788-796, 817-822, 856, 1081 (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) 391
ajax (sophocles), justice and the erinyes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
anxiety, and dreams Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 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
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
clytemnestra (sophocles), dream of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 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 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, 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 Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496
electra (sophocles), dream in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 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) 496
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) 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) 391
gods, and humans Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
groups, and individuals Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
groups, threatened and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
humans, and the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
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) 391
libation bearers, the (aeschylus), clytemnestras dream in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
murders, and vengeance Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 391
perspective Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 252, 253
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) 496
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