Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Quotations

  • ''Like a bad doctor who has fallen down sick you are cast down, and cannot find what sort of drugs would cure your ailment.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 473.
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  • ''Know yourself and fit yourself to new fashions. For there is a new ruler among the gods.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 309.
  • ''Champing against the bit as a new-yoked colt, you struggle and fight against the reins.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1009.
  • ''A dreamlike feebleness by which the blind race of man is hampered.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 548.
  • ''For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 224.
  • ''Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1034.
  • ''If you will take me as your teacher, you will not kick against the pricks.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 323.
  • ''But I must bear my destiny as best I can, knowing well that there is no resisting the strength of necessity.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 103.
  • ''Whoever is new to power is always harsh.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 35.
  • ''But time growing old teaches all things.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 981.

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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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