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.Aeschylusline 750-1 ?: [...] ? // ?.
Unworthy was what he did to her, worthy was what he suffered.AeschylusClytemnestra speaks of Agamemnon's sacrifice of their daughter Iphigeneia. Agamemnon,1.1527-8 (translated by H Lloyd- Jones).
For by the will of the gods Fate hath held sway since ancient days.AeschylusPersae, l.102 (translated by H Weir Smyth).
Once to die is better than length of days in sorrow without end.AeschylusPrometheus Vinctus, l.750-1.
It's a man's jobno place for women's plans here!what lies outside. Stay home and cause no trouble.AeschylusSeptem contra Thebas, l.200-1 (translated by C M Dawson).
Obedience, you know, is Good Luck's mother, wedded to Salvation, they say.AeschylusSeptem contra Thebas, l.224-5 (translated by C M Dawson).
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.AeschylusFrag. 146 (trans. by Plumptre), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
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.AeschylusFrag. 250 (trans. by Plumptre), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Bronze is the mirror of the form; wine, of the heart.AeschylusFrag. 384, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.AeschylusFrag. 385, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
"Reverence for parents" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.Aeschylusl. 707. Alternately reported with "Honour thy father and thy mother" in place of "Reverence for parents", in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
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.Aeschylusl. 1
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.AeschylusVariant: He who learns must sufferAnd even in our sleep pain that cannot forgetFalls drop by drop upon the heart,And in our own despite, against our will,Comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
She [Helen] brought to Ilium her dowry, destruction.Aeschylusl. 406 (Agamemnon)
Oh me, I have been struck a mortal blow right inside.Aeschylusl. 1343 (Agamemnon)
Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.Aeschylusl. 59
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