Sophocles’ Polyxene (S.77)

the Ghost of Achilles appears warning the Greeks to postpone their departure prophesying disastrous consequences a quarrel develops between Agamemnon and Menelaus resulting in the departure of Menelaus while Agamemnon remains to sacrifice Polyxena The Fragment… MENELAUS Do you remain here somewhere in the land of Ida and round up the flocks of Olympus for…

Euripides’ Sciron (E.49)

Satyrs, led as usual by their ‘father’ Silenus, are in servitude to Sciron; they tended, not their master’s animals for his enjoyment, but passers-by whom they lured with prostitutes Sciron then killed these unfortunate men until Theseus came by, destroyed Sciron, and freed the satyrs. The Fragments… SILENUS: Hermes, for you indeed… hold… You can…

Aeschylus’ Ixion

Gods and men alike were horrified by Ixon’s murder of his father-in-law Deïoneus none were willing to purify him Zeus took pity on him not only purified him but took him to heaven Ixion, in turn, committed the ultimate hybris by attempting to seduce Hera (Zeus deceived him into lying instead with a cloud in…