The Trojan Women



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A Greek city located inland in the south east of the modern country.

Argos Quotes in The Trojan Women

The The Trojan Women quotes below are all either spoken by Argos or refer to Argos. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the University of Chicago Press edition of The Trojan Women published in 2013.
Line 294-461 Quotes

But see! What is the burst of a torch flame inside?
What can it mean? Are the Trojan women setting fire
to their chambers, at point of being torn from their land
to sail for Argos? Have they set themselves aflame
in longing for death? I know it is the way of freedom
in times like these to stiffen the neck against disaster.
Open, there, open; let not the fate desired by these,
dreaded by the Achaeans, hurl their wrath on me.

Related Characters: Talthybius (speaker), Cassandra
Page Number: 298
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Argos Term Timeline in The Trojan Women

The timeline below shows where the term Argos appears in The Trojan Women. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Line 860-1059
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...out of love again,” and Menelaus agrees. He promises Hecuba he will kill Helen in Argos, as an example to the “lust of women” everywhere. He and Helen then exit together,... (full context)