Remember to be submissive, thou art analien, a fugitive, and in need.
Supplices, l.202 (translated by H Weir Smyth).
For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.Aeschylus
Unworthy was what he did to her, worthy was what he suffered.Aeschylus
For by the will of the gods Fate hath held sway since ancient days.Aeschylus
Once to die is better than length of days in sorrow without end.Aeschylus
It's a man's jobno place for women's plans here!what lies outside. Stay home and cause no trouble.Aeschylus
Obedience, you know, is Good Luck's mother, wedded to Salvation, they say.Aeschylus
Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts:Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering pouredAvails; no altars hath he, nor is soothedBy hymns of praise. From him alone of allThe powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.Aeschylus
O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray,To come to me: of cureless ills thou artThe one physician. Pain lays not its touchUpon a corpse.Aeschylus
Bronze is the mirror of the form; wine, of the heart.Aeschylus
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.Aeschylus
"Reverence for parents" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.Aeschylus
I pray the gods will give me some reliefAnd end this weary job. One long full yearI've been lying here, on this rooftop,The palace of the sons of Atreus,Resting on my arms, just like a dog.I've come to know the night sky, every star,The powers we see glittering in the sky,Bringing winter and summer to us all,As the constellations rise and sink.Aeschylus
Wisdom comes through suffering.Trouble, with its memories of pain,Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep,So men against their willLearn to practice moderation.Favours come to us from gods.Aeschylus
She [Helen] brought to Ilium her dowry, destruction.Aeschylus
Oh me, I have been struck a mortal blow right inside.Aeschylus
Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.Aeschylus
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