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Sophocles, Women Of Trachis, 1220-1248


nanYou mean Iole, I would guess. Heracles:


nanYou know her. Just this is the command that I impose upon you, my son: when I am dead, if you wish to show your piety by remembrance of your oath to your father, make this woman your wife and do not disobey your father.


nanYou know her. Just this is the command that I impose upon you, my son: when I am dead, if you wish to show your piety by remembrance of your oath to your father, make this woman your wife and do not disobey your father.


nanYou know her. Just this is the command that I impose upon you, my son: when I am dead, if you wish to show your piety by remembrance of your oath to your father, make this woman your wife and do not disobey your father.


nanYou know her. Just this is the command that I impose upon you, my son: when I am dead, if you wish to show your piety by remembrance of your oath to your father, make this woman your wife and do not disobey your father.


nanLet no other but you take her who has lain close at my side. You, my son, make that marriage-bond your own. Obey; for although you were obedient in great affairs, your disobedience in small ones cancels the gratitude already won. Hyllus:


nanLet no other but you take her who has lain close at my side. You, my son, make that marriage-bond your own. Obey; for although you were obedient in great affairs, your disobedience in small ones cancels the gratitude already won. Hyllus:


nanLet no other but you take her who has lain close at my side. You, my son, make that marriage-bond your own. Obey; for although you were obedient in great affairs, your disobedience in small ones cancels the gratitude already won. Hyllus:


nanLet no other but you take her who has lain close at my side. You, my son, make that marriage-bond your own. Obey; for although you were obedient in great affairs, your disobedience in small ones cancels the gratitude already won. Hyllus:


nanLet no other but you take her who has lain close at my side. You, my son, make that marriage-bond your own. Obey; for although you were obedient in great affairs, your disobedience in small ones cancels the gratitude already won. Hyllus:


nanAh, me, it is wrong to be angry with a sick man, but who could bear to see him have thoughts like these? Heracles:


nanAh, me, it is wrong to be angry with a sick man, but who could bear to see him have thoughts like these? Heracles:


nanYour words show no willingness to do as I say. Hyllus:


nanWho on earth would, when she alone is to blame for my mother’s death, and for your present condition besides?


nanWho on earth would, when she alone is to blame for my mother’s death, and for your present condition besides?


nanWho would choose to do so, unless he were infected by avenging fiends? It would be better, Father, that I also die, rather than live united with those whom I most detest! Heracles:


nanWho would choose to do so, unless he were infected by avenging fiends? It would be better, Father, that I also die, rather than live united with those whom I most detest! Heracles:


nanWho would choose to do so, unless he were infected by avenging fiends? It would be better, Father, that I also die, rather than live united with those whom I most detest! Heracles:


nanThe man will render no due respect, it seems, to my dying prayer. No, be sure that the curse of the gods


nanThe man will render no due respect, it seems, to my dying prayer. No, be sure that the curse of the gods


nanwill await you for disobeying my commands. Hyllus:


nanAh, you will soon show, it seems, how diseased you are! Heracles:


nanYes, for you stir me from my slumbering plague. Hyllus:


nanI am miserable! I have no way out of so many dilemmas! Heracles:


nanYes, since you think it wrong to obey your begetter. Hyllus:


nanBut must I then learn to be unholy, Father? Heracles:


nanIt is not unholy, if you gladden my heart. Hyllus:


nanDo you, then, command me to do this as a clear duty? Heracles:


nanI do, and I call on the gods to bear me witness! Hyllus:


nanHERACLES: I command thee,- the gods bear me witness! HYLLUS: Then will I do it, and refuse not,- calling upon the gods to witness thy deed. I can never be condemned for loyalty to thee, my father. HERACLES: Thou endest well; and to these words, my son, quickly add the gracious deed, that thou mayest lay me on the pyre before any pain returns to rend or sting me. Come, make haste and lift me! This, in truth, is rest from troubles; this is the end, the last end, of Heracles! HYLLUS: Nothing, indeed, hinders the fulfilment of thy wish, since thy command constrains us, my father. HERACLES (chanting) Come, then, ere thou arouse this plague, O my stubborn soul, give me a curb as of steel on lips set like stone to stone, and let no cry escape them; seeing that the deed which thou art to do, though done perforce, is yet worthy of thy joy! HYLLUS (chanting) Lift him, followers! And grant me full forgiveness for this; but mark the great cruelty of the gods in the deeds that are being done. They beget children, they are hailed as fathers, and yet they can look upon such sufferings. (The attendants raise HERACLES: on the litter and move slowly off, as HYLLUS chants to the CHORUS in the closing lines.) No man foresees the future; but the present is fraught with mourning for us, and with shame for the powers above, and verily with anguish beyond compare for him who endures this doom. Maidens, come ye also, nor linger at the house; ye who have lately seen a dread death, with sorrows manifold and strange: and in all this there is nought but Zeus.END


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1. Euripides, Hippolytus, 1026-1031, 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!
2. Euripides, Iphigenia Among The Taurians, 750-752, 535 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Euripides, Medea, 113-114, 1329, 1389-1390, 163-165, 625-626, 764-767, 803-806, 112 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Sophocles, Antigone, 414-425, 413 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 110-112, 122-125, 145, 1466-1471, 171, 207-223, 331-334, 337-383, 109 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Sophocles, Philoctetes, 164 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7. Sophocles, Women of Trachis, 1000-1099, 11, 1100-1199, 12, 1200-1219, 1221-1278, 13-14, 144-149, 15, 150-153, 16-24, 242, 25-30, 307-309, 31, 310-311, 314, 316, 318, 32-35, 383-384, 555-581, 588, 590, 6, 623, 7-8, 808-809, 818-820, 9, 971-999, 10 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. who in three shapes was always asking me from my father—coming now as a bull in visible form, now as a serpent, sheeny and coiled, now ox-faced with human trunk, while from his thick-shaded beard wellheads of fountain-water sprayed.
8. Cicero, Tusculan Disputations, 2.20 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.20. Sed videamus Herculem ipsum, qui tum dolore frangebatur, cum inmortalitatem imm. R ipsa morte quaerebat: quas hic voces apud Sophoclem in Trachiniis trachinis X edit! cui cum Deianira sanguine Centauri tinctam tunicam induisset inhaesissetque inhesise V ea visceribus, ait ait s at X ille: “O mu/lta dictu gra/via, perpessu a/spera, Quae co/rpore exancla/ta exanclato k 2 atque animo pe/rtuli! Nec mi/hi Iunonis te/rror inplaca/bilis Nec ta/ntum invexit tri/stis Eurystheu/s euristeus X ( ex erusteus G 1 ) mali, Quantum u/na vaecors vęcors X ( sed R primo scripserat : unave corsoenei) Oe/nei partu e/dita. Haec me i/nretivit ve/ste furiali i/nscium, Quae la/tere inhaerens mo/rsu lacerat vi/scera Urge/nsque urguensque KR graviter pu/lmonum pulmonum -em K 2 haurit aurit GK 2? (h) R 1 (h add. c ) V spi/ritus: Iam de/colorem sa/nguinem omnem sanguinem omnem sorbul Diom. GL. i 366,28 exo/rbuit. iam ... exorbuit Char. GL. I 198,2 exsorbuit R c Sic si c G co/rpus clade clade V horri/bili absumptum e/xtabuit, Ipse i/nligatus pe/ste interimor te/xtili. interi morte textili R 2 Hos no/n hostilis de/xtra, non Terra e/dita Mole/s Gigantum, gigantium X no/n biformato i/mpetu Centau/rus ictus co/rpori inflixi/t infixit X inflixit V 2 meo, Non Gra/ia vis, non ba/rbara ulla inma/nitas, inm. KP imm. G ( man.) RV Non sae/va terris ge/ns relegata u/ltimis, Quas pe/ragrans undique o/mnem ecferitatem icferitatem GR 1 hicfer. KR c P effer. ( sed ef. in r. V c ) V e/xpuli, expulit GKRP ( sed t) expuli V Sed fe/minae feminae vir We. ( Bentl. ) vir fe/minea feminea vir X (vi G rec l vi P 2 ) interimo/r interemor G rec (m ex n) R 1 (i ss. R c ) V manu. O na/te, vere hoc no/men usurpa/ patri, Ne me o/ccidentem ma/tris superet ca/ritas. Huc a/rripe ad me ma/nibus abstracta/m piis; Iam ce/rnam, mene an i/llam potiore/m putes.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acheloüs Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419
actors Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 544
aegeus and medea Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 24, 25
alliances between states Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
antigone Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419
antistrophe Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 712
burial, of polynices Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 712
chorus, oaths sworn by Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
chorus, the, function of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 712
citizenship oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
colophon Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
cyrene Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
deianeira Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419; Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
delphi, oaths at Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
destiny, of heracles Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 544
dialogue, sung Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 712
dreams Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419
eikadeus koine Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
epirrhemata Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 712
episkêpsis Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 317
eros Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419
euripides, works of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 764
eurydice Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419
euthynoi Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
exodos, of the women of trachis (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 544
exodus Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
fear Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
fortuna adversa Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
fortune Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
gender and oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 24
glauce (medea) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
gortyn Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
heracles Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419
herakles, myth, genealogy Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 317
hercules Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 147
hero Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
hyllus, oath with Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 93
hyllus Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419; Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25, 93
inscribed oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
iole (trachiniae) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
iphigeneia Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 24, 25
jason (medea), curses by Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
lament Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
lichas (trachiniae) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
medea, and jasons perjury Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
medea, oath with aegeus Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 24, 25
mt. oeta Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
nessus Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57; Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419
odysseus, curses against Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
odysseus Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
official oaths, citizenship oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
official oaths, phratry oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
official oaths, secretaries Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
official oaths, tagoi Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
oracles Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Sophocles (2012) 419
orchomenus Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
orestes Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
pain Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
pistis Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 93
plants as oath witnesses, plataea, oath of Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
pledges and oaths, in sophocles Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 93
plot Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
reconciliation oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
revenge curses Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 25
satyr-dramas Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
secretaries oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
segues Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 147
self-curses, voluntary Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20, 24
sophocles, trachiniai Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 147
speech Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
stasima, of the women of trachis (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 544
strophe Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 712
structure, of the women of trachis (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 544
suicide Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
telegonus Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
thera Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20
triumph Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
trochaic septinarii Harrison, Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy (2015) 57
voluntary self-curses Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20, 24
will, and adoption Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 317
will Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 317
women of trachis, the (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 544
written oaths' Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 20