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Sophocles, Electra, 624-627


nanThe words are yours, not mine; for your


nanELECTRA: The words are thine, not mine; for thine is the action; and the acts find the utterance. CLYTEMNESTRA: Now by our lady Artemis, thou shalt not fail to pay for this boldness, so soon as Aegisthus returns. ELECTRA: Lo, thou art transported by anger, after granting me free speech, aid hast no patience to listen. CLYTEMNESTRA: Now wilt thou not hush thy clamour, or even suffer me to sacrifice, when I have permitted thee to speak unchecked? ELECTRA: I hinder not,- begin thy rites, I pray thee; and blame not my voice, for I shall say no more. CLYTEMNESTRA: Raise then, my handmaid, the offerings of many fruits, that I: may uplift my prayers to this our king, for deliverance from my present fears. Lend now a gracious ear, O Phoebus our defender, to my words, though they be dark; for I speak not among friends, nor is it meet to unfold my whole thought to the light, while she stands near me, lest with her malice and her garrulous cry she spread some rash rumour throughout the town: but hear me thus, since on this wise I: must speak. That vision which I saw last night in doubtful dreams- if it hath come for my good, grant, Lycean king, that it be fulfilled; but if for harm, then let it recoil upon my foes. And if any are plotting to hurl me by treachery from the high estate which now is mine, permit them not; rather vouch. safe that, still living thus unscathed, I may bear sway over the house of the Atreidae and this realm, sharing prosperous days with the friends who share them now, and with those of my children from whom no enmity or bitterness pursues me. O Lycean Apollo, graciously hear these prayers, and grant them to us all, even as we ask! For the rest, though I be silent, I deem that thou, a god, must know it; all things, surely, are seen by the sons of Zeus. (The PAEDAGOGUS enters.) PAEDAGOGUS: Ladies, might a stranger crave to know if this be the palace of the king Aegisthus? LEADER: It is, sir; thou thyself hast guessed aright. PAEDAGOGUS: And am I right in surmising that this lady is his consort? She is of queenly aspect.


nanare the deeds, and they find their own expression. Clytaemnestra


nanNow by our mistress Artemis, you shall not escape the consequences of this audacity once Aegisthus returns. Electra


nanNow by our mistress Artemis, you shall not escape the consequences of this audacity once Aegisthus returns. Electra


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1. Sophocles, Electra, 378-382, 516-557, 560-575, 579-581, 585, 597-598, 608-609, 625-627, 634-659, 190 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aegisthus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
agamemnon, and clytemnestra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
agamemnon Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 550
agōn scene Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
antigone, heroism of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
apollo Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 550
celebration, of victory Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 86
characters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
chorus, the, and women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
chrysothemis' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 550
chrysothemis, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
clytemnestra (sophocles), and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
creon, and antigone Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
electra, heroism of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496, 497
electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496, 497
episodes, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496, 497
heroism, of young women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
hierarchy, of social function, and women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
justice (dikè), in electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
loyalty, of young women Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
muses Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 86
orestes, and electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354
performance, of epinicians Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 86
reward (also recompense) Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 86
stasima, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496, 497
structure, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496, 497
toil Meister, Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity (2019) 86
women, young Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 354