Pleisthenes (page 554)

Ch. 15: The Line of Tantalos

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Ag 1568-73 – Aischylos, Agamemnon

As for me, however, I am willing to make a sworn compact with the Fiend of the house of Pleisthenes [1570] that I will be content with what is done, hard to endure though it is. Henceforth he shall leave this house and bring tribulation upon some other race by murder of kin.  Greek Text

Ag 1598-1602 – Aischylos, Agamemnon

Now, discovering his unhallowed deed, he uttered a great cry, reeled back, vomiting forth the slaughtered flesh, and invoked [1600] an unbearable curse upon the line of Pelops, kicking the banquet table to aid his curse, “thus perish all the race of Pleisthenes!”  Greek Text

Ag 60 – Aischylos, Agamemnon

Zeus, lord of host and guest, sends against Alexander the sons of AtreuGreek Text

♠ Ag 1583 – Aischylos, Agamemnon

Atreus, lord of this land, this man’s father  Greek Text

♠ Tzetzes, Exegis in Iliadem – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 93, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Ag 1598-1602 – Aischylos, Agamemnon

see above

Ai 1291-97 – Sophokles, Aias

Are you not aware of the fact that your father’s father Pelops long ago was a barbarian, a Phrygian? That Atreus, your own begetter, set before his brother a most unholy feast made from the flesh of his brother’s children? [1295] And you yourself were born from a Cretan mother, whose father found a stranger straddling her and who was consigned by him to be prey for the mute fish.  Greek Text

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Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2024.

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