Aeschylus Aeschylus

Aeschylus Aeschylus

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Aeschylus (UK: /ˈiːskɪləs/,[1] US: /ˈɛskɪləs/;[2] Greek: Αἰσχύλος Aiskhylos, pronounced [ai̯s.kʰý.los]; c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is often described as the father of tragedy.
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The Lament Of The Old Nurse

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SE Our mistress bids me with all speed to call Aegisthus to the strangers, that he come And hear more clearly, as a man from man, This newly brought report
Before her slaves, Under set eyes of melancholy cast, She hid her inner chuckle at the...
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The Battle Of Salamis

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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 triumphan...
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The Complaint Of Prometheus

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US (alone) O holy Aether, and swift-winged Winds, And River-wells, and laughter innumerous Of yon Sea-waves
Earth, mother of us all, And all-viewing cyclic Sun,
I cry on you,-- Behold me a god, what I endure from gods
Behold, with t...
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The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia

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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,
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Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake

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Earth is rocking in space
And the thunders crash up with a roar upon roar,
And the eddying lightnings flash fire in my face,
And the whirlwinds are whirling the dust round and round— And the blasts of the winds universal leap free A...
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The Decree Of Athena

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Hear ye my statute, men of Attica-- Ye who of bloodshed judge this primal cause; Yea, and in future age shall Aegeus's host Revere this court of jurors
This the hill Of Ares, seat of Amazons, their tent, What time 'gainst Theseus, breathing h...
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A Prayer For Artemis

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HE 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
HE IV Steadfast, ne'er thrown in f...
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The Vision Of Cassandra

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RA    Phoebus Apollo
US    Hark
The lips at last unlocking
RA    Phoebus
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The Beacon Fires

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A
AM — a gleam — from Ida's height,
By the Fire-god sent, it came;
From watch to watch it leapt, that light,
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The Defiance Of Eteocles

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ER Now at the Seventh Gate the seventh chief, Thy proper mother's son,
I will announce, What fortune for this city, for himself, With curses he invoketh:--on the walls Ascending, heralded as king, to stand, With paeans for their capture; then...
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Song Of The Furies

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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
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Lament For The Two Brothers Slain By Each Others Hand

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Now do our eyes behold The tidings which were told:
Twin fallen kings, twin perished hopes to mourn,
The slayer, the slain,
The entangled doom forlorn And ruinous end of twain
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Fragment from Aeschylus

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The man who rightly acts without coercion Will not be grieved, can never wholly sink in wretchedness; While the lawless criminal is forcibly dragged under In the current of time when from the shattered mast The elements rip down his sails
He ...
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