Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''For Hades is mighty in calling men to account below the earth, and with a mind that records in tablets he surveys all things.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 273.
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  • ''Striking his former happiness against the reef of justice he has perished unwept for and unseen.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 563.
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  • ''In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 750.
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  • ''I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 433.
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  • ''And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 550.
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  • ''You wish to be thought to act justly than to do so.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 430.
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  • ''But when once the earth has sucked up a dead man's blood, there is no way to raise him up.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 647.
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  • ''For the marriage bed ordained by fate for men and women is stronger than an oath and guarded by Justice.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 217.
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  • ''Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 526.
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  • ''But from the good health of the mind comes that which is dear to all and the object of prayer—happiness.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 535.
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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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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