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Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 320-321


nanTherefore begrudging neither augury Nor other divination that is thine, O save thyself, thy country, and thy king, Save all from this defilement of blood shed. On thee we rest. This is man's highest end, To others' service all his powers to lend. TEIRESIAS: Alas, alas, what misery to be wise When wisdom profits nothing! This old lore I had forgotten; else I were not here. OIDIPUS:What ails thee? Why this melancholy mood? TEIRESIAS: Let me go home; prevent me not; 'twere best That thou shouldst bear thy burden and I mine. OIDIPUS:For shame! no true-born Theban patriot Would thus withhold the word of prophecy. TEIRESIAS: Thy words, O king, are wide of the mark, and I: For fear lest I too trip like thee... OIDIPUS: Oh speak, Withhold not, I adjure thee, if thou know'st, Thy knowledge. We are all thy suppliants. TEIRESIAS: Aye, for ye all are witless, but my voice Will ne'er reveal my miseries — or thine.


nanLet me go home. For you will bear your own burden to the end, and I will bear mine, if you consent. Oedipu


nanLet me go home. For you will bear your own burden to the end, and I will bear mine, if you consent. Oedipu


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

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1. Homer, Iliad, 1.68-1.69, 1.106, 1.122 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

1.68. /in hope that he may accept the savour of lambs and unblemished goats, and be willing to ward off the pestilence from us. 1.69. /in hope that he may accept the savour of lambs and unblemished goats, and be willing to ward off the pestilence from us. When he had thus spoken he sat down, and among them arose Calchas son of Thestor, far the best of bird-diviners, who knew the things that were, and that were to be, and that had been before 1.106. / Prophet of evil, never yet have you spoken to me a pleasant thing; ever is evil dear to your heart to prophesy, but a word of good you have never yet spoken, nor brought to pass. And now among the Danaans you claim in prophecy that for this reason the god who strikes from afar brings woes upon them 1.122. /In answer to him spoke swift-footed brilliant Achilles:Most glorious son of Atreus, most covetous of all, how shall the great-hearted Achaeans give you a prize? We know nothing of a hoard of wealth in common store, but whatever we took by pillage from the cities has been apportioned
2. Sophocles, Antigone, 1001-1090, 115-154, 631-765, 988-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 101, 1012-1013, 1016-1019, 102, 1020, 103, 1032, 1036, 104-106, 1068, 107, 1071-1072, 110-111, 1129-1131, 1133-1139, 114-115, 1169-1170, 1177-1181, 1184-1185, 1223-1296, 139-146, 179, 223, 227-229, 236-243, 273, 284-289, 298-304, 307, 310, 312-313, 316-317, 321, 324-403, 405, 408-425, 429-444, 448-462, 532-630, 709, 711-712, 85, 87-88, 91-92, 946, 95, 953, 96, 964-969, 97, 970-972, 976, 98-100 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Sophocles, Women of Trachis, 538, 552-553, 555-581, 584-587, 623, 629-630, 813, 537 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

537. and partly to grieve over my sufferings in your company. I have received a maiden—or, I believe, no longer a maiden, but an experienced woman—into my home, just as a mariner takes on cargo, a merchandise to wreck my peace of mind. And now we are two, a pair waiting under
5. Seneca The Younger, Hercules Oetaeus, 486-538, 567-582, 485 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Seneca The Younger, Oedipus, 216, 233-238, 286, 418, 509, 697-708, 838-881, 915-979, 212 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

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agamemnon, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 286
agōn scene Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
ajax, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
ajax (sophocles), and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
ajax (sophocles), seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
anger, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
antigone (sophocles), a seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
antigone (sophocles), and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
antigone (sophocles), and oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
antigone (sophocles), and seneca Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 763
calchas, as the voice of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
chorus, antigone, in danger and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
chorus, antigone, oedipus tyrannus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
chorus, antigone, part of 'the large group'" Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
creon, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
deianira, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 286
dialogue, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
episodes, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
furies Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 423
general parodos, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
gods, and humans Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
groups, and individuals Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
groups, threatened and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
haemon, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
hercules on oeta (seneca) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 763
humans, and the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
hyllus, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 286
information, from the outside, by seneca Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 763
interpreters, of the gods Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
jocasta (epicaste), and tiresias Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
laius Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 423
menelaus, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
messenger, tragic Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 423
odysseus, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 286
oedipus, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
oedipus, and tiresias Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
oedipus rex, chorus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
oedipus rex and the polis Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
oedipus the king (sophocles), and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
oedipus the king (sophocles), and seneca Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 763
oedipus the king (sophocles), seer in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
oracle, challenges to Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
past, the, and oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
perspective Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
philter, from deianira Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 763
polis Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 211
prodicus Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 162
reconciliation, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 286
scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
seers, challenges to Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
segal, c. p.' Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 162
silence, of deianira Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 286
socrates Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285
structure, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 508
teucer, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
tiresias, and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 285, 286
tiresias, challenges to Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 376
women of trachis, the (sophocles), and agōn scenes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 286
women of trachis, the (sophocles), and seneca Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 763