Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1041.
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  • ''You are by nature much better at advising others than yourself. I draw my proof from deeds not words.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 335.
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  • ''By Time and Age full many things are taught.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek dramatist. Prometheus, in Prometheus Bound, l. 981, trans. by Gilbert Murray.
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  • ''These things are not inscribed in tablets, not sealed in the folds of papyri, but you hear them clearly from the tongue in a free mouth.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Suppliants, l. 946.
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  • ''Ares gives his verdict without witnesses.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Suppliants, l. 934.
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  • ''For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 505.
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  • ''The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 646.
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  • ''What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 48.
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  • ''Making it a valid law to learn by suffering.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 177.
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  • ''Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 599.
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Best Poem of Aeschylus

The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia

Now long and long from wintry Strymon blew
The weary, hungry, anchor-straining blasts,
The winds that wandering seamen dearly rue,
Nor spared the cables worn and groaning masts;
And, lingering on, in indolent delay,
Slow wasted all the strength of Greece away.
But when the shrill-voiced prophet 'gan proclaim
That remedy more dismal and more dread
Than the drear weather blackening overhead,
And spoke in Artemis' most awful name,
The sons of Atreus, 'mid their armed peers,
Their sceptres dashed to earth, and each broke out in tears,
And thus the ...

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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,