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  • Near these were moored the Argive ships in equal numbers, o'er which Mecisteus 'son, whom Taulaus his grandsire reared, and Sthenelus, son of Capaneus, were in command; next in order, Theseus' son was stationed at the head of sixty ships from

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • But where is Capaneus who utters those dreadful threats against this city?

    The Phoenissae

  • At Electra's gate famed Capaneus brought up his company, bold as Ares for the fray; this device his buckler bore upon its iron back, an earth-born giant carrying on his shoulders a whole city which he had wrenched from its base, hint to us of the fate in store for Thebes.

    The Phoenissae

  • Shall I to my home, there to see its utter desolation and the blank within my life? or shall to the halls of that dead Capaneus?

    The Suppliants

  • Capaneus; though he had ample wealth, yet was he the last to boast of his prosperity; nor would he ever vaunt himself above a poorer neighbour, but shunned the man whose sumptuous board had puffed him up too high and made him scorn mere competence, for he held that virtue lies not in greedy gluttony, but that moderate means suffice.

    The Suppliants

  • But I will save thee tedious questioning; I was the servant of Capaneus, whom Zeus with scorching bolt to ashes burnt.

    The Suppliants

  • As for yon Capaneus, stricken by the bolt of Zeus -

    The Suppliants

  • Lo, here upon the rock, father, o'er the pyre of Capaneus, like some bird I hover lightly, in my wretchedness.

    The Suppliants

  • To yonder pyre where lies dead Capaneus, I will leap down.

    The Suppliants

  • Ah! there I see the sepulchre ready e'en now for Capaneus, his consecrated tomb, and the votive offerings Theseus gives unto the dead outside the shrine, and nigh yon lightning-smitten chief I see his noble bride, Evadne, daughter of

    The Suppliants

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