Electra (Orestes banished to Arcadia)

Author Euripides
Subject Myths and Magical Occurrences

Euripides, Electra, 1274 (ca. 413 BC)

[The Dioskouroi speaking to Orestes:]

“whilst thou must settle in a city of Arcadia on the
banks of the river Alpheus near the shrine of Lycaean Apollo, and
the city shall be called after thy name.” (tr. E.P. Coleridge, 1891)
“You must found an Arcadian city beside the streams of Alpheus near the sacred enclosure to Lycaean Apollo; and the city will be called after your name.” (tr. E.P. Coleridge, 1938?)
“You must settle an Arcadian city
by Alpheus' streams, near the sacred shrine
of Lycaean Apollo, and that city
will get its name from you.” (tr. Ian Johnston)
“You must live in an Arcadian city, near the stream of Alpheios and near the temple of Zeus the Lyceus. The city will be named after you: Oresteion.” (tr. G. Theodoridis, 2006)
“But it is necessary to found a city of Arcadians beside the streams of Alpheus near the Lykaian enclosure [sekoma]. And the city will be called by your name.” (tr. D. Diffendale 2007)