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Sophocles, Electra, 788-796


nanAh, what misery! Now, indeed, Orestes, I must mourn your misfortune, since even dead as you are


nanAh, what misery! Now, indeed, Orestes, I must mourn your misfortune, since even dead as you are


nanyou are abused by this woman, your mother! Is it not just fine? Clytaemnestra


nanYou certainly are not, but he is fine as he is. Electra


nanELECTRA: Hear, Nemesis of him who hath lately died! CLYTEMNESTRA: She hath heard who should be heard, and hath ordained well. ELECTRA: Insult us, for this is the time of thy triumph. CLYTEMNESTRA: Then will not Orestes and thou silence me? ELECTRA: We are silenced; much less should we silence thee. CLYTEMNESTRA: Thy coming, sir, would deserve large recompense, if thou hast hushed her clamorous tongue. PAEDAGOGUS: Then I may take my leave, if all is well. CLYTEMNESTRA: Not so; thy welcome would then be unworthy of me, and of the ally who sent thee. Nay, come thou in; and leave her without, to make loud lament for herself and for her friends. (CLYTEMNESTRA and the PAEDAGOGUS enter the palace.) ELECTRA: How think ye? Was there not grief and anguish there, wondrous weeping and wailing of that miserable mother, for the son who perished by such a fate? Nay, she left us with a laugh! Ah, woe is me! Dearest Orestes, how is my life quenched by thy death! Thou hast torn away with the from my heart the only hopes which still were mine,- that thou wouldst live to return some day, an avenger of thy sire, and of me unhappy. But now- whither shall I turn? I am alone, bereft of thee, as of my father. Henceforth I must be a slave again among those whom most I hate, my father's murderers. Is it not well with me? But never, at least, henceforward, will I enter the house to dwell with them; nay, at these gates I will lay me down, and here, without a friend, my days shall wither. Therefore, if any in the house be wroth, let them slay me; for 'tis a grace, if I die, but if I live, a pain; I desire life no more.


nanListen to her, Nemesis of the recently departed! Clytaemnestra


nanShe has heard who should be heard, and has ordained well. Electra


nanAbuse us! Fortune is with you today. Clytaemnestra


nanYou and Orestes will not stop me, then, will you? Electra


nanIt is we who are stopped; we cannot stop you. Clytaemnestra


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

3 results
1. Sophocles, Ajax, 186 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Sophocles, Electra, 1425, 1450-1457, 341-344, 349-350, 365-368, 39-41, 417-419, 42, 420-423, 43, 432-434, 438-439, 44, 440-449, 45, 450-459, 46, 460-463, 47, 472-479, 48, 480-489, 49, 490-499, 50, 500-507, 51, 513-515, 52, 528-529, 53, 530-539, 54, 540-548, 55, 552-557, 56, 562, 57, 575, 58, 597-598, 626-627, 634-661, 674, 680-765, 770-771, 773-776, 783-787, 789-796, 817-822, 881-882, 885-919, 1424 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Philoctetes, 127-131, 54-55, 554-556, 56, 561-569, 57, 570-579, 58, 580-589, 59, 590-599, 60, 600-602, 61, 610-619, 62, 622-627, 63-65, 126 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aegisthus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 575
ajax, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
ajax (sophocles), tragic irony in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
athena, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
characters, dramatic irony Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 82, 83, 84, 85
characters, emphasis on emoedipus tyrannusions Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 83
characters, have depth Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 82, 83, 84, 85
characters, using personal phrasing Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 83
characters, using personification Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 84
clytaemestra' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 575
deception, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
electra, clytemnestra as a character Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 83, 84, 85
electra, dramatic irony Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 82, 83, 84, 85
electra Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496
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) 496
electra as a character Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 82, 83, 84, 85
episodes, of electra (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 496
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
morality, and neoptolemus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
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
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
prophetic language, repetition Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 84
spectators, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
spectators, make judgements about characters Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 82, 83, 84, 85
spectators, text uncertain Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 85
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