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Sophocles, Philoctetes, 580-589


nanBut what he says, he must speak openly, to me, to you, and to the crew, as well. MERCHANT: Seed of Achilles, don't make the army angry at me for saying what I should not, since I get many benefits from them as payback for the services I give, the sorts of things a poor man carries out. NEOPTOLEMUS: Those sons of Atreus are my enemies. This man hates them, too — that's the reason he's my greatest friend. You've come here out of a sense of comradeship with me, so when you speak, you must not hide from us anything you heard. MERCHANT: Think of what you're doing. NEOPTOLEMUS: I have been thinking of that for some time. MERCHANT: I'll hold you responsible. . . . NEOPTOLEMUS: All right. Speak up. MERCHANT: Then I'll explain it to you. That man there — he's the one the two of them are chasing, those men I spoke of, cruel Odysseus and Diomedes, son of Tydeus. They've sworn an oath to sail and bring him back, either by persuading him with reasons or by overpowering force. All Achaeans clearly heard Odysseus when he said that. He was confident they'd be successful, much more than his comrade Diomedes. NEOPTOLEMUS: Why were the sons of Atreus so keen after all this time to redirect their thoughts onto this man, whom they'd kept in exile


nanHis meaning yet eludes me. But, whatever he will say, he must say openly—to you, me and my men here. Merchant


nanHis meaning yet eludes me. But, whatever he will say, he must say openly—to you, me and my men here. Merchant


nanSeed of Achilles, do not stir the army’s resentment against me for saying what I should not. I receive many benefits for what services I do them, as a poor man may. Neoptolemu


nanSeed of Achilles, do not stir the army’s resentment against me for saying what I should not. I receive many benefits for what services I do them, as a poor man may. Neoptolemu


nanSeed of Achilles, do not stir the army’s resentment against me for saying what I should not. I receive many benefits for what services I do them, as a poor man may. Neoptolemu


nanI am the enemy of the Atreids, and this man is my closest friend precisely because he hates them. Since, then, you have come kindly disposed towards me, you must not hide from us any part of their plans that you have heard. Merchant


nanI am the enemy of the Atreids, and this man is my closest friend precisely because he hates them. Since, then, you have come kindly disposed towards me, you must not hide from us any part of their plans that you have heard. Merchant


nanI am the enemy of the Atreids, and this man is my closest friend precisely because he hates them. Since, then, you have come kindly disposed towards me, you must not hide from us any part of their plans that you have heard. Merchant


nanI am the enemy of the Atreids, and this man is my closest friend precisely because he hates them. Since, then, you have come kindly disposed towards me, you must not hide from us any part of their plans that you have heard. Merchant


nanI am the enemy of the Atreids, and this man is my closest friend precisely because he hates them. Since, then, you have come kindly disposed towards me, you must not hide from us any part of their plans that you have heard. Merchant


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

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

2. Sophocles, Electra, 40-58, 660-661, 674, 680-765, 770-771, 773-776, 783-796, 881-882, 885-919, 39 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Sophocles, Philoctetes, 11, 126-131, 164, 166-167, 173, 191-200, 212-218, 226-228, 234, 237, 242, 257, 265-266, 268-295, 297, 300-304, 311, 313-316, 319-460, 468-503, 507-521, 528-529, 533, 54-55, 554-556, 56, 561-569, 57, 570-579, 58, 581-589, 59, 590-599, 60, 600-602, 61, 610-619, 62, 622-629, 63, 630-637, 64-65, 662-670, 8-10 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
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
anger, of philoctetes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 530, 531
athena, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
deception, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
electra (sophocles), and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
episodes, of philoctetes (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 530, 531
euripides, and philoctetes (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 530, 531
general parodos, of philoctetes (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 530
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
myth, innovations reflected in the, language Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 98
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
peripeteia, in philoctetes (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 531
philoctetes, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
philoctetes, false merchant scene Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 98
philoctetes, lemnos uninhabited Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 98
philoctetes, odysseus Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 98
philoctetes, use of myth Budelmann, The Language of Sophocles: Communality, Communication, and Involvement (1999) 98
philoctetes Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 530, 531
philoctetes (sophocles), and tragic discovery Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
philoctetes (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 530, 531
polybus, death of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
prologue, of philoctetes (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 530
spectators, and tragic irony Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 413
structure, of philoctetes (sophocles)' Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 531
structure, of philoctetes (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 530