Aeschylus

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is often described as the father of tragedy. Academics' knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.

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Don't you know this that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?

I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning to sail my ship.

When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.

For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.

Be bold and boast just like the cock beside the hen.

If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel you would call them not friends but opponents.

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune when you will gain a tear from those who listen this is worth the trouble.

Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.

Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.

What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?

It is always in season for old men to learn.

For know that no one is free except Zeus.

God always strives together with those who strive.

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

By Time and Age full many things are taught.

My friends whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals a man fears everything, but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.

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