Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''Know not to revere human things too much.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 146.
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  • ''The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 271.
  • ''The man who does ill must suffer ill.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 267.
  • ''Zeus is the air, Zeus the earth, Zeus all things and what transcends them all.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 295.
  • ''A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 151.
  • ''Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 274.
  • ''For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 358.
  • ''There is a moment when god honors falsehood.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 273.
  • ''The words of truth are simple.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 162.
  • ''Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 127.

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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 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

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