Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''And in this too profit begets profit.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 437.
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  • ''I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon.
  • ''What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 200.
  • ''We should know clearly before we discuss this matter; to guess is one thing, to know clearly another.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1368.
  • ''Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 224.
  • ''And she, after swan-like singing her last and dying song, lies beside him, her lover.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1444.
  • ''If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 683.
  • ''Overly persuasive a woman's ordinance spreads far, traveling fast; but fast dying a rumor voiced by a woman perishes.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 485.
  • ''The saying goes that the gods leave a town once it is captured.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 217.
  • ''Bonds and the pangs of hunger are excellent prophet doctors for the wits.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1621.

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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 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,

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