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Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 1001-1043


nanBut you are not just; you are one who considers it a fine thing to utter every sort of word, both those which are sanctioned and those which are forbidden—such are your taunts against me in the presence of these men. And to you it seems a fine thing to flatter the renowned Theseus, and Athens , saying how well it is governed.


nanBut you are not just; you are one who considers it a fine thing to utter every sort of word, both those which are sanctioned and those which are forbidden—such are your taunts against me in the presence of these men. And to you it seems a fine thing to flatter the renowned Theseus, and Athens , saying how well it is governed.


nanBut you are not just; you are one who considers it a fine thing to utter every sort of word, both those which are sanctioned and those which are forbidden—such are your taunts against me in the presence of these men. And to you it seems a fine thing to flatter the renowned Theseus, and Athens , saying how well it is governed.


nanBut you are not just; you are one who considers it a fine thing to utter every sort of word, both those which are sanctioned and those which are forbidden—such are your taunts against me in the presence of these men. And to you it seems a fine thing to flatter the renowned Theseus, and Athens , saying how well it is governed.


nanYet while giving such generous praise, you forget that if any land knows how to worship the gods with honors, this land excels in that. It is from her that you had planned to steal me, a suppliant and an old man, and tried to seize me, having already carried off my daughters.


nanYet while giving such generous praise, you forget that if any land knows how to worship the gods with honors, this land excels in that. It is from her that you had planned to steal me, a suppliant and an old man, and tried to seize me, having already carried off my daughters.


nanYet while giving such generous praise, you forget that if any land knows how to worship the gods with honors, this land excels in that. It is from her that you had planned to steal me, a suppliant and an old man, and tried to seize me, having already carried off my daughters.


nanYet while giving such generous praise, you forget that if any land knows how to worship the gods with honors, this land excels in that. It is from her that you had planned to steal me, a suppliant and an old man, and tried to seize me, having already carried off my daughters.


nanYet while giving such generous praise, you forget that if any land knows how to worship the gods with honors, this land excels in that. It is from her that you had planned to steal me, a suppliant and an old man, and tried to seize me, having already carried off my daughters.


nanTherefore I now call on the goddesses here, I supplicate them, I beseech them with prayers, to bring me help and to fight on my behalf, that you may learn well what kind of men this city is guarded by. Choru


nanTherefore I now call on the goddesses here, I supplicate them, I beseech them with prayers, to bring me help and to fight on my behalf, that you may learn well what kind of men this city is guarded by. Choru


nanTherefore I now call on the goddesses here, I supplicate them, I beseech them with prayers, to bring me help and to fight on my behalf, that you may learn well what kind of men this city is guarded by. Choru


nanTherefore I now call on the goddesses here, I supplicate them, I beseech them with prayers, to bring me help and to fight on my behalf, that you may learn well what kind of men this city is guarded by. Choru


nanThe stranger is a good man, lord.


nanHis fate has been accursed, but it is worthy of our aid. Theseu


nanEnough of words. The doers of the deed are in flight, while we, the sufferers, stand still. Creon


nanEnough of words. The doers of the deed are in flight, while we, the sufferers, stand still. Creon


nanWhat order, then, do you have for a powerless man? Theseu


nanGuide the way on the path to them while I escort you


nanin order that if you are keeping the maidens whom we seek in these lands, you yourself may reveal them to me. But if your men are fleeing with the spoils in their grasp, we may spare our trouble; the chase is for others, from whom they will never escape out of this land to thank their gods.


nanin order that if you are keeping the maidens whom we seek in these lands, you yourself may reveal them to me. But if your men are fleeing with the spoils in their grasp, we may spare our trouble; the chase is for others, from whom they will never escape out of this land to thank their gods.


nanin order that if you are keeping the maidens whom we seek in these lands, you yourself may reveal them to me. But if your men are fleeing with the spoils in their grasp, we may spare our trouble; the chase is for others, from whom they will never escape out of this land to thank their gods.


nanin order that if you are keeping the maidens whom we seek in these lands, you yourself may reveal them to me. But if your men are fleeing with the spoils in their grasp, we may spare our trouble; the chase is for others, from whom they will never escape out of this land to thank their gods.


nanin order that if you are keeping the maidens whom we seek in these lands, you yourself may reveal them to me. But if your men are fleeing with the spoils in their grasp, we may spare our trouble; the chase is for others, from whom they will never escape out of this land to thank their gods.


nanCome, lead the way! And know that the captor has been captured; fate has seized you as you hunted. Gains unjustly got by guile are soon lost. And you will have no ally in your purpose; for I well know that it is not without accomplice or resource that you have come to such


nanCome, lead the way! And know that the captor has been captured; fate has seized you as you hunted. Gains unjustly got by guile are soon lost. And you will have no ally in your purpose; for I well know that it is not without accomplice or resource that you have come to such


nanCome, lead the way! And know that the captor has been captured; fate has seized you as you hunted. Gains unjustly got by guile are soon lost. And you will have no ally in your purpose; for I well know that it is not without accomplice or resource that you have come to such


nanCome, lead the way! And know that the captor has been captured; fate has seized you as you hunted. Gains unjustly got by guile are soon lost. And you will have no ally in your purpose; for I well know that it is not without accomplice or resource that you have come to such


nanCome, lead the way! And know that the captor has been captured; fate has seized you as you hunted. Gains unjustly got by guile are soon lost. And you will have no ally in your purpose; for I well know that it is not without accomplice or resource that you have come to such


nanoutrage, from the daring mood which has inspired you here. There was someone you were trusting in when you did these deeds. This I must consider, and I must not make this city weaker than one man. Do you take my drift?


nanoutrage, from the daring mood which has inspired you here. There was someone you were trusting in when you did these deeds. This I must consider, and I must not make this city weaker than one man. Do you take my drift?


nanoutrage, from the daring mood which has inspired you here. There was someone you were trusting in when you did these deeds. This I must consider, and I must not make this city weaker than one man. Do you take my drift?


nanoutrage, from the daring mood which has inspired you here. There was someone you were trusting in when you did these deeds. This I must consider, and I must not make this city weaker than one man. Do you take my drift?


nanoutrage, from the daring mood which has inspired you here. There was someone you were trusting in when you did these deeds. This I must consider, and I must not make this city weaker than one man. Do you take my drift?


nanOr do these words seem as empty as the warnings given when you were laying your plans? Creon


nanSay what you wish while you are here; I will not object. But at home I too will know how to act. Theseu


nanSay what you wish while you are here; I will not object. But at home I too will know how to act. Theseu


nanMake your threats, then, but go forward. As for you, Oedipus, stay here in peace with my pledge that, unless I die beforehand


nanMake your threats, then, but go forward. As for you, Oedipus, stay here in peace with my pledge that, unless I die beforehand


nanI will not cease until I put you in possession of your children. Oedipu


nanI will not cease until I put you in possession of your children. Oedipu


nanThanks to you, Theseus, for your nobleness and your righteous care for me! Theseus exits with attendants and Creon. Choru


nanThanks to you, Theseus, for your nobleness and your righteous care for me! Theseus exits with attendants and Creon. Choru


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

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1. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 585 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

585. πολλαὶ μέν ἐσμεν, λέξομεν δὲ συντόμως. 585. We are many, but we will speak briefly. To Orestes. Answer our questions, one by one. Say first if you killed your mother. Orestes
2. Euripides, Hippolytus, 921 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

921. A very master in his craft the man, who can force fools to be wise! But these ill-timed subtleties of thine, father, make me fear thy tongue is running riot through trouble. Theseu
3. Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1104-1140, 1175, 1099 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 903 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Sophocles, Ajax, 245-256, 298-299, 349-350, 364-367, 387-391, 412-413, 443, 457-466, 479-480, 492-493, 522, 542-543, 560-573, 594-595, 646-647, 658-665, 672-673, 677, 679-683, 201 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Sophocles, Antigone, 472, 471 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 1002-1043, 1049-1051, 1095, 1156-1181, 1199, 1249, 1254-1396, 1413-1446, 1514-1515, 1518-1555, 510-511, 521-548, 551-651, 654, 668-699, 7, 700-799, 8, 800-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 83, 82 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

9. Sophocles, Women of Trachis, 178 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

178. Hush—no more ill-omened words! I see a man approaching who is crowned with garlands as if for joyous news. Enter the Messenger. Messenger:
10. Aristotle, Poetics, 18 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

11. Statius, Thebais, 10.674-10.675, 10.683-10.685, 10.688, 10.699-10.719, 10.721, 10.736-10.737, 10.756-10.797, 10.801, 10.806-10.813, 10.817-10.818, 11.707, 11.724 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



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advocate Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 161
aeschylus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
antigone, and oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
antigone Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203
antigone (sophocles), creon in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
aristotle, on tragedy Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
aristotle aristotle Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153, 161
arrival, of creon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
arrival, of the chorus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
athens Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153, 164; Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
audience Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 161, 164
bad (κακός) Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 161
characters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
chorus, the, arrival of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
cleon Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 164
colonus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203
complication, and denouement Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
conacher, d. Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
creon, and oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
creon, arrival of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
creon, as a repeating character Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
creon Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 161, 164; Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
criminal, oedipus as Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
deception Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
defence Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 164
demosthenes Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153, 164
denouement, and complication Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
deuotio Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 205
discourse Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
discovery, and tragic reversal Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
drama Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
episodes, length of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
episodes, of oedipus at colonus (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 522, 523
episodes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
epode Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 170
eteocles Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
fear, and oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
forensic oratory Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 161
general parodos, and the choruss arrival Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715
goldhill, s. Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 164
greek tragedy Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
halliwell, s. Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153, 161, 164
ismene Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203
justice Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
justification, of oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
menoeceus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 205
naples, bilingualism in Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
nature, of creon Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
nature, of oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
nobility, of oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
oedipus, and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
oedipus, as a repeating character Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
oedipus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153, 161, 164; Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205; Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 522, 523
oedipus at colonus (sophocles), and discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
oedipus at colonus (sophocles), creon in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
oedipus at colonus (sophocles), oedipus in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
oedipus at colonus (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 522, 523
oedipus the king (sophocles), creon in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
oedipus the king (sophocles), oedipus in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
oratory Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 161, 164
parakatalogē Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
performance Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
poetry Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
polynices Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
repetition, of characters Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 358
reversal, tragic Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
rhetoric Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153, 161
sanctuary, of the eumenides Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 452
sansone, d. Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 164
solon Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 164
sophocles Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153, 161
spectators Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 164
stasima, of oedipus at colonus (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 522, 523
statius, and euripides Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 205
statius, and greek tragedy Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
statius, and sophocles Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
statius, father of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
structure, of oedipus at colonus (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 522, 523
thebes Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
theseus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 164; Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 203, 204, 205
thucydides Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 164
tragedy' Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 153
tragedy Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 161, 164; Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 715