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Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 658-665


nanThen be quite aware that when you seek this you are seeking death or exile from this land for me. Choru


nanThen be quite aware that when you seek this you are seeking death or exile from this land for me. Choru


nanCHORUS: Respect a man whose probity and troth Are known to all and now confirmed by oath. OIDIPUS: Dost know what grace thou cravest? Chorus: Yea, I know. OIDIPUS: Declare it then and make thy meaning plain. CHORUS: Brand not a friend whom babbling tongues assail; Let not suspicion 'gainst his oath prevail. OIDIPUS: Bethink you that in seeking this ye seek In very sooth my death or banishment? CHORUS: No, by the leader of the host divine! Witness, thou Sun, such thought was never mine, Unblest, unfriended may I perish, If ever I such wish did cherish! But O my heart is desolate Musing on our striken State, Doubly fall'n should discord grow Twixt you twain, to crown our woe. OIDIPUS: Well, let him go, no matter what it cost me, Or certain death or shameful banishment, For your sake I relent, not his; and him, Where'er he be, my heart shall still abhor.


nanNo, by the god that stands at the head of all the host of the gods, no, by the sun. Unblest, unbefriended, may I die the worst possible death, if I have this thought!


nanNo, by the god that stands at the head of all the host of the gods, no, by the sun. Unblest, unbefriended, may I die the worst possible death, if I have this thought!


nanNo, by the god that stands at the head of all the host of the gods, no, by the sun. Unblest, unbefriended, may I die the worst possible death, if I have this thought!


nanNo, by the god that stands at the head of all the host of the gods, no, by the sun. Unblest, unbefriended, may I die the worst possible death, if I have this thought!


nanNo, by the god that stands at the head of all the host of the gods, no, by the sun. Unblest, unbefriended, may I die the worst possible death, if I have this thought!


nanBut my unhappy soul is worn by the withering of the land, as well as by the thought that our old sorrows should be crowned by new ones arising from the two of you. Oedipu


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

4 results
1. Homer, Iliad, 2.257-2.264 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2.257. /for that the Danaan warriors give him gifts full many; whereas thou pratest on with railings. But I will speak out to thee, and this word shall verily be brought to pass: if I find thee again playing the fool, even as now thou dost, then may the head of Odysseus abide no more upon his shoulders 2.258. /for that the Danaan warriors give him gifts full many; whereas thou pratest on with railings. But I will speak out to thee, and this word shall verily be brought to pass: if I find thee again playing the fool, even as now thou dost, then may the head of Odysseus abide no more upon his shoulders 2.259. /for that the Danaan warriors give him gifts full many; whereas thou pratest on with railings. But I will speak out to thee, and this word shall verily be brought to pass: if I find thee again playing the fool, even as now thou dost, then may the head of Odysseus abide no more upon his shoulders 2.260. /nor may I any more be called the father of Telemachus, if I take thee not, and strip off thy raiment, thy cloak, and thy tunic that cover thy nakedness, and for thyself send thee wailing to the swift ships, beaten forth from the place of gathering with shameful blows. 2.261. /nor may I any more be called the father of Telemachus, if I take thee not, and strip off thy raiment, thy cloak, and thy tunic that cover thy nakedness, and for thyself send thee wailing to the swift ships, beaten forth from the place of gathering with shameful blows. 2.262. /nor may I any more be called the father of Telemachus, if I take thee not, and strip off thy raiment, thy cloak, and thy tunic that cover thy nakedness, and for thyself send thee wailing to the swift ships, beaten forth from the place of gathering with shameful blows. 2.263. /nor may I any more be called the father of Telemachus, if I take thee not, and strip off thy raiment, thy cloak, and thy tunic that cover thy nakedness, and for thyself send thee wailing to the swift ships, beaten forth from the place of gathering with shameful blows. 2.264. /nor may I any more be called the father of Telemachus, if I take thee not, and strip off thy raiment, thy cloak, and thy tunic that cover thy nakedness, and for thyself send thee wailing to the swift ships, beaten forth from the place of gathering with shameful blows.
2. Euripides, Hippolytus, 1026-1031, 1036-1059, 1191, 1025 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1025. Now by Zeus, the god of oaths, and by the earth, whereon we stand, I swear to thee I never did lay hand upon thy wife nor would have wished to, or have harboured such a thought Slay me, ye gods! rob me of name and honour, from home and city cast me forth, a wandering exile o’er the earth!
3. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 464-657, 659-862, 463 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Sophocles, Philoctetes, 629-637, 628 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
amoiboion Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 719
antigone (sophocles), episodes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
apollo Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148
arrival, first Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
chorus, antigone, flexible Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
chorus, antigone, in danger and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
chorus, antigone, oedipus tyrannus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
chorus, antigone, part of 'the large group'" Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
chorus, oaths sworn by Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 31
commoi, examples of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 719
corinth Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148
creon Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148
crossroads Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148
dance Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 103
delphi Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148
electra (sophocles), episodes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
episodes, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 509
episodes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
groups, and individuals Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
groups, threatened and safe Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
helios (sun), oaths invoking Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 31
hippolytus, other oaths sworn by Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 31
hippolytus Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 31
home Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148
information, from the outside Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
intertextuality Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 188
iocasta Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 31
kommos Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 103
oedipus Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148; Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 509
oedipus at colonus (sophocles), episodes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
oedipus rex, chorus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
oedipus the king (sophocles), episodes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 509
olympus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 103
oracles Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 103
parricide Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148
past, the, and oedipus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 509
perspective Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
phaedra Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 31
philoctetes (sophocles), episodes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
philter, from deianira Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
polis Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 220, 221
self-curses, hippolytus' Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 31
stasima, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 509
structure, of oedipus the king (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 509
theseus, and hippolytus Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 31
tiresias/teiresias Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 188
tiresias Bierl, Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture (2017) 148
wisdom, of deianira Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
women of trachis, the (sophocles), episodes in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 264
zeus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 103