Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Persians, l. 252.
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  • ''May dawn, as the proverb goes, bring happy tidings coming from her mother night.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 264.
  • ''Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 259.
  • ''Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 953.
  • ''For he does not wish to seem but to be just.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 592.
  • ''We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 928.
  • ''Never in misfortune nor in prosperity may I share my dwelling with the tribe of women.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 187.
  • ''The unenvied man is not enviable.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 939.
  • ''We have a man who does not boast, but whose hand sees what must be done.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 534.
  • ''Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1671.

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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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A Prayer For Artemis

STROPHE IV

Though Zeus plan all things right,
Yet is his heart's desire full hard to trace;
Nathless in every place
Brightly it gleameth, e'en in darkest night,
Fraught with black fate to man's speech-gifted race.

ANTISTROPHE IV

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