Pentheus 3

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si fata vetabant stare diu Thebes, utinam tormenta virique moenia diruerent ferrumque ignisque sonarent.
if the fates were trying to forbid that thebes stand for long, i wish that catapults and men would destroy her walls, that fire and iron might resound.
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essemus miseri sine crimine, sorsque querenda, non celenda, foret lacrimaeque pudore carerent.
then we should be pitiable but without a scandal, our fate should be protested not hidden, our tears should be free from shame.
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at nunc a puero Thebae capientur inermi, quem neque bella iuvant nec tela nec usus equorum,
but now Thebes will be captured by an unarmed boy, to whom neither warfare,nor weapons, nor the use of horses is pleasing,
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sed madidus murra crinis mollesque coronae purpuraque et pictis intextum vestibus aurum.
but hair soaked in myrrh, soft garlands, and purple cloth and golden woven with embroided robes, whom indeed, if you stand aside, i will quickly force to confess his alleged father and invented rites.
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quem quidem ego actutum-modo vos absistite-cogam assumptumque patrem commentaque sacra fateri.
that his father is falsly claimed and his rites are invented.
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an satis Acrisio est animi contemnere vanum numen et Argolicas venienti claudere portas, Penthea terrebit *** totis advena Thebis?
does Actrius have enough courage to scorn a false god and to shut the gates of Argos when he is coming, will the stranger terrify Pentheus with the whole of Thebes?
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"ite citi" (famulis hoc imperat), "ite ducemque attrahite huc vinctum. iussis mora segnis abesto"
"go quickly" he gives this order to his attendants "go and drag the leader here, bound. may slow delay be absent from my orders"
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hunc avus, hunc Athamas, hunc cetera turba suorum corripiunt dictis frustraque inhibere laborant.
his grandfather, his uncle Athamus, and the rest of his men rebuke him for his words, and strive in vain to restrain him.
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then we should be pitiable but without a scandal, our fate should be protested not hidden, our tears should be free from shame.

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essemus miseri sine crimine, sorsque querenda, non celenda, foret lacrimaeque pudore carerent.

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but now Thebes will be captured by an unarmed boy, to whom neither warfare,nor weapons, nor the use of horses is pleasing,

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but hair soaked in myrrh, soft garlands, and purple cloth and golden woven with embroided robes, whom indeed, if you stand aside, i will quickly force to confess his alleged father and invented rites.

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that his father is falsly claimed and his rites are invented.

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