Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Lament For The Two Brothers Slain By Each Other's Hand - Poem by Aeschylus

Now do our eyes behold
The tidings which were told:
Twin fallen kings, twin perished hopes to mourn,
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Comments about Lament For The Two Brothers Slain By Each Other's Hand by Aeschylus

  • (1/20/2016 11:38:00 AM)


    ....an incredible poem...the last stanza especially ★
    To the far strand,
    The ship of souls, the dark,
    The unreturning bark
    Whereon light never falls nor foot of Day,
    Evan to the bourne of all, to the unbeholden land.
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  • Kevin Straw (1/8/2009 7:45:00 AM)


    Terrific poem. I have to thank 'poemhunter' for introducing me to this poet. This poem is mighty impressive even in translation, what must have it sounded like in ancient Greece! But, 'Oh, waft with sighs the sail from shore, Oh, smite the bosom, cadencing the oar...' It's difficult to see how even the original Greek could better that. (Report) Reply








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