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Chapter 14: Thebes

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Sophokles, Antigone 593

I see that the ancient sorrows of the house of the Labdacids are heaped upon the sorrows of the dead. Greek Text

Pindar, Olympian 2 

In such a way does Fate, who keeps their pleasant fortune to be handed from father to son, bring at another time some painful reversal together with god-sent prosperity, since the destined son met and killed Laius, and fulfilled the oracle of Pytho, spoken long before. Greek Text


Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2020

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