The Autourgos further expresses the idiosyncracy of his relationship to Electra by imagining aloud the judgment of other Argive
males, explaining his behavior in terms of the modest prudence that he deems appropriate to the circumstances: "Whoever claims that I'm foolish for not touching the young parthenos that I've taken into my house, let him know that he evaluates prudence [to sophron] by his mind's shameful standards and that he is the one who is foolish" (50-53).
Both the Argive
and Roman armies are marching to undertake an impious war; both armies are prevented by an important river associated with the country's borders; (29) in both cases, one man leads the rest of the army over.
In another sense, his devotion can be seen as an attempt to free the Argive
community of responsibility for its collective guilt through its association with him.
Let him choose twenty Trojan women, whichever are--after Argive
Helen--most beautiful (kallistai).
They themselves did not return to Athens, but they transported the Argive
envoys from Argos and arrived in Samos on the warship which they possessed.
Even after one determines that nebbe is a Middle English term for beak (or metaphorically a mouth or the nub of a pen) and considers that tartan i might find origins in the Mongolian steppes or Argive
underworld, the lines are not easily parsed into paraphrase.
These nurses are not Argive
women who play a role in the political world and influence Orestes and Electra by their reactions.
321-327) of the Orestes, where the Chorus of Argive
women beseeches the Eumenides to release Orestes from his torments.
The holy bard, calming those tormented souls with his song, shall make immortal the Argive
princes through all lands embraced by the great father Oceanus.
In fact, it had been a monument of the Kings of Argos that originally housed ten bronze statues of Argive
rulers who claimed lineage from Heracles.
Oh would to god--Father Zeus, Athena, and lord Apollo-- not one of all these Trojans could flee his death, not one, no Argive
either, but we could stride from the slaughter so we could bring Troy's hallowed crown of towers toppling down around us--you and I alone
As we will see in the next section, in the episode of the Argive
widows Chaucer measures the personal and social effects of anger by changes in behavior, location, or perspective.