Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''Like a bad doctor who has fallen down sick you are cast down, and cannot find what sort of drugs would cure your ailment.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 473.
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  • ''Know yourself and fit yourself to new fashions. For there is a new ruler among the gods.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 309.
  • ''Champing against the bit as a new-yoked colt, you struggle and fight against the reins.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1009.
  • ''A dreamlike feebleness by which the blind race of man is hampered.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 548.
  • ''For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 224.
  • ''Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1034.
  • ''If you will take me as your teacher, you will not kick against the pricks.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 323.
  • ''But I must bear my destiny as best I can, knowing well that there is no resisting the strength of necessity.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 103.
  • ''Whoever is new to power is always harsh.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 35.
  • ''But time growing old teaches all things.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 981.

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Best Poem of Aeschylus

The Battle Of Salamis

The night was passing, and the Grecian host
By no means sought to issue forth unseen.
But when indeed the day with her white steeds
Held all the earth, resplendent to behold,
First from the Greeks the loud-resounding din
Of song triumphant came; and shrill at once
Echo responded from the island rock.
Then upon all barbarians terror fell,
Thus disappointed; for not as for flight
The Hellenes sang the holy pæan then,
But setting forth to battle valiantly.
The bugle with its note inflamed them all;
And straightway with the dip of plashing oars ...

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The Beacon Fires

A GLEAM -- a gleam -- from Ida's height,
By the Fire-god sent, it came;
From watch to watch it leapt, that light,
As a rider rode the flame!
It shot through the startled sky,
And the torch of that blazing glory
Old Lemnos caught on high,
On its holy promontory,
And sent it on, the jocund sign,

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