Aeschylus

The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia By Aeschylus

The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia By 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... »

Lament For The Two Brothers Slain By Each Other’s Hand By Aeschylus

Lament For The Two Brothers Slain By Each Other’s Hand By Aeschylus

Lament For The Two Brothers Slain By Each Other’s Hand 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. Say, is not sorrow, is not sorrow’s sum On home and hear... »

The Lament Of The Old Nurse By Aeschylus

The Lament Of The Old Nurse By Aeschylus

The Lament Of The Old Nurse NURSE 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 events That have been bro... »

Fragment From Aeschylus By Aeschylus

Fragment From Aeschylus By Aeschylus

Fragment From Aeschylus 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 shouts, there is no ear to hear h... »

The Complaint Of Prometheus By Aeschylus

The Complaint Of Prometheus By Aeschylus

The Complaint Of Prometheus PROMETHEUS (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 throe on throe, How, waste... »

A Spectral Vision By Aeschylus

A Spectral Vision By Aeschylus

A Spectral Vision Chorus from The Libation Bearers A spectral vision clear Thrills every hair with fear, In haunted sleep, Breathing of dire distress, From innermost recess Its watch doth keep, Breaking with cry of fright The still deep hush of night: All through the queenly bower Sharp cry was hear... »

The Defiance Of Eteocles By Aeschylus

The Defiance Of Eteocles By Aeschylus

The Defiance Of Eteocles MESSENGER 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 with thee To f... »

A Prayer For Artemis By Aeschylus

A Prayer For Artemis By Aeschylus

A Prayer For Artemis STROPHE 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. ANTISTROPHE IV Steadfast, ne’er thrown in... »

The Decree Of Athena By Aeschylus

The Decree Of Athena By Aeschylus

The Decree Of Athena 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 hate, they came, Wag... »

Zeus By Aeschylus

Zeus By Aeschylus

Zeus O Zeus, whoe’er Thou be, If that name please thee well, By that I call on Thee; For weighing all things else I fail to tell Of any name but Zeus; If once for all I seek Of all my haunting, troubled thoughts a truce, That name I still must speak. »

The Beacon Fires By Aeschylus

The Beacon Fires By Aeschylus

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 s... »

The Appointed Time By Aeschylus

The Appointed Time By Aeschylus

The Appointed Time Yet though a man gets many wounds in breast, He dieth not, unless the appointed time, The limit of his life’s span, coincide; Nor does the man who by the hearth at home Sits still, escape the doom that Fate decrees. »

Song Of The Furies By Aeschylus

Song Of The Furies By Aeschylus

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... »

The Battle Of Salamis By Aeschylus

The Battle Of Salamis By Aeschylus

The Battle Of Salamis 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 triumphant came; and shrill at once Echo responde... »

Prometheus Bound By Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound By Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound Spasm! Again what manias beat my brain hot i’m hot where’s the fire? here’s horsefly His Arrowhead not fire forged but sticks: heart stuck with fear kicks at my ribs eye balls whirl spirally wheeled by madness, madness stormblasted I’m blown off course my ton... »

Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake By Aeschylus

Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake By Aeschylus

Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake 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 And blow each other u... »