Sophocles: With an English Translation, Volume 2

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Page 13 - Utter no boastful word against the gods, Nor swell with pride if haply might of arm Exalt thee o'er thy fellows, or vast wealth. A day can prostrate and a day upraise All that is mortal ; but the; gods approve Sobriety and
Page 45 - for I have learnt, though late, This rule, to hate an enemy as one Who may become a friend, and serve a friend As knowing that his friendship may not last.
Page 55 - in the ground.] AJAX The slayer standeth where his stroke is sure; If I have time to muse thus curiously. The gift of Hector erst my foeman-friend, The man most hateful to my soul and sight; Now fixed in foemen's land, the land of Troy;
Page 59 - far-famed Athens, race akin to mine, Ye Trojan springs and streams, ye plains of Troy, Farewell, ye nurses of my fame, farewell! This is the last word Ajax speaks to you. Henceforth he talks in Hades with the dead.
Page 113 - For lo, already the bright beams of day Waken to melody the pipe of birds, And black night with her glimmering stars has waned. So ere a soul be stirring in the streets Confer together and resolve yourselves,
Page 231 - tis not for me but thee To see and kindly greet what lieth here. AEGISTHUS Well said, so will I. (To ELECTRA.) If she be within Go call me Clytemnestra, I would
Page 107 - of Clytemnestra with Orestes standing hard by. He knows that his fate is sealed, and is driven at the sword's point by Orestes to be slain in the hall where. Agamemnon was ' slain. The Chorus of free Mycenean women hail the death of the usurper which ends the curse on the house, of Atreus.
Page 95 - wrong As not to own that, save Achilles, he In all the host of Argives had no peer. Unjustly thou wouldst thus dishonour him ; For not to him, but to the laws of heaven Wouldst thou do wrong; and wrong it is to insult A brave man dead, e'en if he be thy foe.
Page 167 - in vain. CLYTEMNESTRA Nay, not in vain. How canst thou say "in vain,
Page 325 - We are blameless, but confess That the gods are pitiless. Children they beget, and claim Worship in a father's name, Yet with apathetic eye Look upon such agony.