Character of Capaneus

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Character of Capaneus
by Euripides
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.