Print has these definitions for suffer.  #5 is my best pick for
Tiresias' "foresuffered all."

-verb (used with object) 

   5. to undergo, be subjected to, or endure (pain, distress, injury,
   loss or anything unpleasant): to suffer the pangs of conscience.

   6. to undergo or experience (any action, process, or condition):
   to suffer change.

   7. to tolerate or allow: I do not suffer fools gladly.

On Wed, 12 May 2010 08:05:37 -0400, Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]>
>Dear Tom,
>I  think "foresuffered" here is used in the sense of "permitted" or
>"allowed," as in the NT when Jesus says "Suffer the little children to
>come unto me."

>On May 11, 2010, at 5:54 PM, Tom Colket <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Nancy wrote:
>> N> the term "assaults" remains a violent term.
>> Also Tiresias says, "And I Tiresias have foresuffered all/Enacted on
>> this same divan or bed;". So what Tiresias sees between the typist
>> and the young man makes him think about suffering.