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.
  • ''The best by far is to marry in one's own rank.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 890.
  • ''Inscribe it in the remembering tablets of your mind.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 789.
  • ''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

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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