Important Quotations Explained
Phaëthon lies, who drove the Sun-god’s car.
Greatly he failed, but he had greatly dared.
2 [I]f I must slay
The joy of my house, my daughter.
A father’s hands
Stained with dark streams flowing
From blood of a girl
Slaughtered before the altar.
stand at the same point of pain.
We too are slaves.
Our children are crying, calling to us with tears, “Mother, I am all alone.
To the dark ships now they drive me,
And I cannot see you, Mother.”
creature,” the Sphinx asked him, “goes on four feet in the morning,
on two at noonday, on three in the evening?”
Roman race] left to other nations such things as art and science,
and ever remembered that they were destined to bring under their
empire the peoples of earth, to impose the rule of submissive nonresistance,
to spare the humbled and to crush the proud.
by Alleeeson, August 08, 2012
On page 380 I found it really interesting that Oedipus said " ' For the love of God, ' " a couple of times. I thought they might say for the love of the gods (plural) since they honored many not just one. Or was God considered Zeus to them?
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