Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 385.
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  • ''To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 637.
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  • ''The best by far is to marry in one's own rank.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 890.
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  • ''Inscribe it in the remembering tablets of your mind.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 789.
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  • ''Memory, workmaid and mother of the Muses.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 461.
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Best Poem of Aeschylus

Song Of The Furies

Up and lead the dance of Fate!
Lift the song that mortals hate!
Tell what rights are ours on earth,
Over all of human birth.
Swift of foot to avenge are we!
He whose hands are clean and pure,
Naught our wrath to dread hath he;
Calm his cloudless days endure.
But the man that seeks to hide
Like him (1), his gore-bedewèd hands,
Witnesses to them that died,
The blood avengers at his side,
The Furies' troop forever stands.

O'er our victim come begin!
Come, the incantation sing,
Frantic all and maddening,
To the heart a brand of ...

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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,