Euripides; With an English Translation Volume 1

Euripides; With an English Translation Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... hand--AGAMEMNON What matter seekest thou? Wouldst have thy days Free henceforth? Sooth, thy boon is lightly won. HECUBA No--no! Avenge me of mine adversary, And I will welcome lifelong bondage then. AGAMEMNON But to what championship dost summon me? HECUBA To nought of all whereof thou dreamest, king. Seest thou this corpse, o'er which my tears rain down? 760 AGAMEMNON I see, --yet what shall come I cannot tell. HECUBA Him once I bare, and carried 'neath my zone. AGAMEMNON Who of thy sons is this, O sorrow-crushed? HECUBA Not one of Priam's sons by Ilium slain. AGAMEMNON How? didst thou bear another more than these? HECUBA Yea--to my grief, meseems: thou seest him here. AGAMEMNON Yet where was he what time the city fell? HECUBA Dreading his death his father sent him thence. AGAMEMNON And whither drew him from the rest apart? HECUBA Unto this land, where dead hath he been found. 770 AGAMEMNON To Polymestor, ruler of the land? HECUBA Yea--sent in charge of thrice-accursed gold. AGAMEMNON And of whom slain, and lighting on what doom? HECUBA Of whom save one?--that Thracian friend slew him. AGAMEMNON O wretch!--for that he lusted for the gold? HECUBA Even so, when Phrygia's fall was known of him. x 2 AGAMEMNON Where found'st thou him?--or who hath brought thy dead? HECUBA She there: upon the strand she chanced on him. AGAMEMNON Seeking him, or on other task employed? HECUBA Sea-brine she sought to lave Polyxena. 780 AGAMEMNON So then this guest-friend slew and cast him forth. HECUBA Yea, on the sea to drift, his flesh thus hacked. AGAMEMNON O woe is thee for thine unmeasured pains! HECUBA Tis death--there is no deeper depth of woe. AGAMEMNON Alas, was woman e'er so fortune-crost? HECUBA None, except thou wouldst name Misfortune's self. But for what..show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617444
  • 9781236617446