Ancient Iran/Persia Consequence of Empire
Persia / Iran Persian / Iranian
Old Persian Parsa- / Greek Persis / English Persia / 1935 Iran Language: Persian / Farsi is WRONG
1896 Imperial Bank of Iran
Where to Persians and Iranians come from?
Zeus great mind, it is beyond escape.
In company with many women of earlier times
may marriage be your outcome here!
CHORUS. May great Zeus protect me
against marrying the sons of Aegyptus!
MEN. This indeed would be for the best.
The CHORUS dance and sing.
CHORUS. Now go and celebrate
the blessed gods, the citys lords,
both those who hold the city
and those who dwell by Erasinus ancient ow.
Take up our song, you escorts,
and let praise possess this city
of the Pelasg
DANAUS suddenly returns from the city; he has an armed escort of
MEN OF ARGOS, who form a further chorus.
DANAUS. My children, we must vow thanks to the people of Argos,
and do sacrice and pour libations as if to Olympian gods, since
HERALD. But what have I done wrong among these things, without
a good right?
PELASGUS. First, you dont know how strangers should behave.
HERALD. Do I not? How so? Im nding and taking away what is
mine and was lost.
PELASGUS. Which sponsors i
CHORUS. No! Father, help from the statue is useless!
Im being dragged seaward [by force];
its like a spider walking,
a nightmare, a black nightmare!
Mother Earth, Mother Earth!
Turn the fearsome monster away!
up in folded sheets of writing, but you hear it clearly, from a tongue
free to speak. Take yourself out of our sight at once!
HERALD. We already seem about to begin an unwelcome war; but 950
may victory and full power go to the men!
secure my rights; respect your suppliants,
you protector of this land, in all your might, Zeus!
Aegyptus line, in its men,
(a word missing) an outrage which is unendurable.
They have run quickly and pursued me
in my escape, cl
EGYPTIANS. All blood youll be when the cutter has you aboard!
So, quiet now! Let go what must be lost.
Leave o the shouting, I order you (word missing)
Longing (text corrupt and missing)
Leave those seats, go to the ships;
you get no honour
O country of hills and cattle, revered and righteous,
what shall we suer? Where should we ee to
in Apias land, if there somewhere exists a dark hiding-place?
May I become black smoke,
a neighbour for Zeus clouds,
bearing bays and sacricing oxen.
Respect for parents too
this is written third among the statutes
of Justice, whose honour is greatest.
DANAUS. I approve these wise prayers, my dear ones; but now
dont be afraid on hearing from your father so
with ghting; and I speak to one who knows.
In timber-built, dark-eyed vessels
they have sailed their way here in such splashing haste,
with dark-skinned men in a great host.
DANAUS. And they will nd themselves facing many men welltoughen
may the city thus be well governed
in honouring great Zeus,
and Zeus of strangers supremely,
who by age-old law directs fate.
We pray that fresh wardens
of the land may always be born,
and far-shooting Artemis watch over
its women in chi
The CHORUS now sing and dance.
Now may these gods, Zeus-born,
listen to my voice
as I pour out prayers for my race,
that Ares, insatiably crying war and lustful,
never destroys this land of Pelasgus here by re,
Ares who harvests men as crop
He sits under no ones command,
no less powerful than the strong;
revering the power of no one seated above,
his deed can be swift as his word. What of things here
does Zeus mind not bring about?
DANAUS returns from the assembly at
the meadow fed by snow, which Typhon
in his might traverses, and the Nile
with waters safe from disease.
Frenzied by her shameful ordeal
and the stings harsh agony,
she is Heras maenad.
The people then living in that land
were shaken to the
PELASGUS. (to some of his attendants) Go with him, men, if you
please; the stranger speaks well. Lead him to the altars and shrines 500
of the citys gods; and you must not talk much to those you meet
as you bring this man from overseas to su
POWER; his companion FORCE has a mute part
HEPHAESTUS, god of re and metal-working
PROMETHEUS, a Titan
CHORUS, the daughters of Oceanus whose river surrounds the earth
IO, daughter of Inachus king of Argos
beaten by storms; yet it is absolutely necessary for me to be this
hard, because it is a heavy matter to disregard the word of father
(addressing Prometheus) Son of Themis right in her counsel, you
are over-lofty in your designs
POWER. Then hurry to put bonds round Prometheus, so that
father Zeus does not see you dawdling.
HEPHAESTUS. Look, the fetters are here to see, ready to hand.
POWER. Throw them round his arms then, and hammer them
home, striking with p
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