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Chapter 9, Theseus’ Later Exploits

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Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.29.3

Going on to the next part of the picture, you see very near to the man who is twisting the rope a painting of Ariadne. Seated on a rock she is looking at her sister Phaedra, who is on a swing grasping in either hand the rope on each side. The attitude, though quite gracefully drawn, makes us infer the manner of Phaedra’s death.  Greek Text

Sophokles fr 686 R Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 4, p. 479, ed. S.L. Radt. Göttingen 1977.

Speaker 1: Then you were alive? You didn’t die and live below the earth?

Speaker 2: No, for chance is overpowered by fate.  (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey)

Sophokles fr 687 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 4, p. 479, ed. S.L. Radt. Göttingen 1977.

he wagged his tail at me, letting his ears drop down  (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey)

Sophokles fr 680 R Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 4, p. 477, ed. S.L. Radt. Göttingen 1977.

no mortal, ladies, could ever escape shame by which Zeus stirred up wicked things. Necessity […] to bear god-driven diseases  (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey)

Sophokles fr 684 R Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 4, p. 478, ed. S.L. Radt. Göttingen 1977.

For desire comes not upon men alone, or even women, but it also stirs up the spirits of the gods and goes upon the sea. Not even all-powerful Zeus has the strength to ward it off but yields and willingly gives way [to it] (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey)

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Edited by Aaron J. Ivey, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Georgia, June 2016.

Updated by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, May 2023.

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