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Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 58-63


nanMy piteous children, I know quite well the desires with which you have come: I know well that


nanMy piteous children, I know quite well the desires with which you have come: I know well that


nanThis land, as now thou reignest, better sure To rule a peopled than a desert realm. Nor battlements nor galleys aught avail, If men to man and guards to guard them tail. OIDIPUS:Ah! my poor children, known, ah, known too well, The quest that brings you hither and your need. Ye sicken all, well wot I, yet my pain, How great soever yours, outtops it all. Your sorrow touches each man severally, Him and none other, but I grieve at once Both for the general and myself and you. Therefore ye rouse no sluggard from day-dreams. Many, my children, are the tears I've wept, And threaded many a maze of weary thought. Thus pondering one clue of hope I caught, And tracked it up; I have sent Menoeceus' son, Creon, my consort's brother, to inquire Of Pythian Phoebus at his Delphic shrine, How I might save the State by act or word. And now I reckon up the tale of day


nanyou all are sick, and though you are sick I know well that there is not one of you who is as sick as I. Your pain comes on each of you for himself alone, and for no other, but my soul is in pain at once for the city, for myself, and for you.


nanyou all are sick, and though you are sick I know well that there is not one of you who is as sick as I. Your pain comes on each of you for himself alone, and for no other, but my soul is in pain at once for the city, for myself, and for you.


nanyou all are sick, and though you are sick I know well that there is not one of you who is as sick as I. Your pain comes on each of you for himself alone, and for no other, but my soul is in pain at once for the city, for myself, and for you.


nanyou all are sick, and though you are sick I know well that there is not one of you who is as sick as I. Your pain comes on each of you for himself alone, and for no other, but my soul is in pain at once for the city, for myself, and for you.


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1. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 100-107, 11, 110-111, 114-115, 12-13, 139, 14, 140-147, 149, 15, 150-159, 16, 160-169, 17, 170-179, 18, 180-189, 19, 190-199, 2, 20, 200-209, 21, 210-215, 22, 223, 23-27, 273, 28-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 40-42, 46-48, 5, 51-52, 55-57, 59-63, 639, 64, 66-69, 7, 70-72, 8, 85, 87-88, 91-92, 95-99, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Lycophron, Alexandra, 931-950, 930 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
advocate Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
aeneas de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
antigone (sophocles), and oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 507
aristotle de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
athena de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
audience, theatre Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 96
audience de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
chorus, antigone, in danger and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 207, 209
chorus, antigone, oedipus tyrannus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 207, 209
chorus, antigone, part of 'the large group'" Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 207, 209
collective responsibility Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
emotions, grief de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
emotions, pity de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
euthyna Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
general parodos, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 507
groups, and individuals Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 207, 209
groups, threatened and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 207, 209
immigrant/immigration Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
laius Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 96
lakedaimonios sister Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
manumission Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
miasma Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 507; de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
oedipus rex, chorus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 207, 209
oedipus rex, house Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 209
oedipus rex and the polis Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 209
oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 507
oikos Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
pain/suffering de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
paramone Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
personal responsibility (law) Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
perspective Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 207, 209
polis Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 207, 209
prologue, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 507
race Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
religion Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
representative/representation (legal) Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
sack of troy de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
scrutiny Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
slave/slavery Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
sophocles de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
stesichorus de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
structure, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 507
supplication Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 96; de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
synegoria/synegoros Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
troy, fall of de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
troy de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188
xenias graphe Kapparis, Women in the Law Courts of Classical Athens (2021) 151
zeus' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 96
zeus de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 188