Character of Capaneus
|Character of Capaneus
|As it appeared in the 860 "Supplices of Euripides", and was translated in 1843 by William P. Grant.|
Seest thou this stately one, through whom the bolt
Of Jove hath wig'd its way? -'Tis Capaneus-
His means were ample; but his noble mind
Never grew haughty, or puff'd up by wealth.
He was a man true both to absent friends
And present ones, -a merit rarely met with.
Guileless in manners, and in his address
Most affable and kind. His plighted word
He never broke to slave or citizen.