P. 504

Aischylos, Hepta epi Thebas 637-638 (Seven against Thebes)

That he may perish at your side, or, if you survive, make you pay with banishment in the same way as you dishonored him with exile. Greek Text

Aischylos, Hepta epi Thebas 785-90 (Seven against Thebes)

Next he launched brutal, wrathful words against the sons he had bred—ah! curses from a bitter tongue—that wielding iron in their hands they would one day divide his property. So now I tremble in fear that the swift-running Erinys will bring this to fulfillment. Greek Text

Aischylos, Hepta epi Thebas 709-11 (Seven against Thebes)

Yes, the curses of Oedipus have made it seethe in fury. Too true were the phantoms in my sleeping visions, predicting the division of our father’s wealth! Greek Text

Aischylos, Hepta epi Thebas 727-33 (Seven against Thebes)

A stranger distributes their inheritance, a Chalybian immigrant from Scythia, a bitter divider of wealth, savage-hearted iron that apportions land for them to dwell in, as much as they can occupy in death when they have lost their share in these wide plains. Greek Text


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

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