Elektra Well, then my darling brother, now, while the Furies have left your mind, listen to what I’m about to tell you. I’ve got to sit here, watching over my brother. A mother-killing snake! Well then, since die we must, then let us find some way to make Menelaos suffer the same misfortune. Menelaos He who has committed grave ills must suffer grave pain. They say, this is tricky trap, catch Helen. Stats: Words: 5,569 Works: 4 Complete: Yes. You are helping me even now that I am seeking justice from my enemies. I merely sit beside him, sleeplessly watching him. It was a vile act and one which I’ll never condone. Pylades, you must take care of what needs to be done after our death. "What fool would want you forever." Poor Klytaemestra! [treat with care] etw. He was begging Helen that he and I be saved. You are in your grave, mother but the greater part of my life has gone! Uncle! Orestes O, have no fear of these women, Pylades. In this misery, our words replace our children and our marriage bed! Without a father to sow the seed there is no child. Big purple cloth. Menelaos Do you have any right to live? Watch the anger of the masses. Arrogant man. What man’s wisdom is more blunted than that of that man there? Leave your couch and come here. Pick up some of our burden as well for the sake of my father do whom you owe a great debt of gratitude. He has no idea of what is just and right that god! You look like a wild beast with this filthy hair! Pylades No courage to stand by you then, ey? That you’ve done something noble and just? No need at all because the blessing of the gods suffice. … Orestes Right! Menelaos paces back and forth, pondering deeply the words of Tyndareus. Elektra If only the same sword killed us both! Hush, girls, walk quietly, softly, with no noise. Everywhere blood on ground! You, inside the palace, children of Atreus, bolt the doors well. Orestes Yes, yes. Do check to see if he’s still alive. Menelaos But no one who loves his mother! I cry, I cry, I cry! I am not surprised and I’m not blaming him for them. Here, Pelop’s ancient seat, ancient fireplace, my ancient father. Unending, unconquerable circle of pain that runs its violent course through the veins of the two sons of Atreus! She gets up and comes closer to the chorus 31. ORESTES: You will not shrink, then? The rock that tore itself from Mount Olympus! Chorus No, Elektra. It’s stupid to even think of it! Not in the house! Our mother brought her up, while Helen was in Troy. Joy to you, too, my dear son-in-law! Don’t keep all this great fortune to yourself. I am choking with tears and groans of pain, uncle! She’s coming right when the murder is happening! I am a Phocian. You coward Phrygians!” He shouts to us. Elektra Don’t wake him up now! What a great addition to my pains this wretch here has given me! tags: an-oresteia , orestes. Any Danaans coming your way? Orestes But you may catch my disease as well. My very good mother Earth! So, one man run away, another man, fall dead, one other one big wound and one more, fall on the ground and beg for to save his life. You have produced a daughter who has destroyed me. I will try to persuade him and the Argives to use this anger of theirs, responsibly. It’s a gift from Apollo. Orestes Helen? Listing Series. Elektra It’s best then that you kill me, my brother, rather than some other Argive. 600. I shall do what ever is in my power to save you. I hated her because she had betrayed her husband while he was fighting a war, a General to the whole of the Greek army. Orestes All the citizens. Menelaos No, it’s something all the Greeks do: Respect the family. Chorus Than when his mother tore her golden robe asunder and Orestes saw her breast before he slaughtered her? His view was that the city shouldn’t kill you or your brother but that justice would be served if they were to punish you by sending you into exile. The furies are working for my mother now, sending me into fits of frenzy. The whole of Greece will celebrate this death and they will conduct sacrifices to the gods, praying to them to send us joy because we have killed an evil woman! This is the whore who has killed thousands of Greek men! Let’s hurry. Pain and grief accompanies his every move and every word. After he left Troy he wandered about the seas for a very long time. Orestes and Pylades, attributed to Pasiteles school. They’ve closed up all the streets out of it. I must make my first ever complaint to you, Orestes. Putting her seal on every one of our possessions! Orestes Still in the state of frenzy. PYLADES ORESTES It's rotten work Not to me. Just the very tips! Anne Carson), found @ 29 likes ON 2018-05-26 00:56:41 BY ME.ME, I'll take care of you PYLADES ORESTES It's rotten work Not to me Not if it's you PYLADES


Euripides from “Orestes” An Oresteia trans Anne Carson

Meme. Wife of Paris who shoots arrows good. Six days and he has yet to wash the blood off his skin. I know, to speak of such things, not only do I hurt her but I also hurt myself but still, I must speak of them. Chorus It’s not a virtue but a sin to do such impious deeds. Orestes, I'll fix things with the people here: I made you kill your mother, so it's only fair. “Pylades: I’ll take care of you. He was my last hope to escape the death that the Argives have in store for me. Chorus Torches! Can he not undo the pollution that he had caused me to commit in the first place? Well, people say that he’s paying for a sin he’s committed. Hermione No wonder the whole house is wailing with grief, then! Even if she had three throats to cut! Orestes There’s nothing more valuable than a firm friend! Let the citizens stone him to death or else never walk again of Spartan land! You have promised your sister, Elektra to your friend there, Pylades. That’s something that will give her some joy, something to keep her mind off her misery. Bad man this one. For him it is written that he must die by the sword of someone from Delphi when Neoptolemus goes there to demand from me satisfaction for the death of Achilles, his father. Menelaos What will they be voting on, your banishment or your life? Women will no longer be so bold as to try and get away with the murder of their husbands like my mother did, by asking by exposing their breasts to their children and soliciting their pity. Slimy and horrible! "It's rotten work." Not anywhere! Helen Ah! Darling, please take this basket of libations and this lock of my hair to your aunt’s tomb. She’s got Trojan slaves everywhere! Chorus A house destroyed by overwhelming misfortune. I cry barbary tongue. Neither your noble birth, nor Apollo who sits upon his tripod will be of any help to you now. 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