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Read through the most famous quotes from Aeschylus

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

— Aeschylus

#effort #happiness #requires #times

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

— Aeschylus

#envy #few #few men #friend #honor

I know how men in exile feed on dreams

— Aeschylus


They sent forth men to battle, But no such men return; And home, to claim their welcome, Come ashes in an urn

— Aeschylus


Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

— Aeschylus

#memory #mother

I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death

— Aeschylus

#inspirational #death

There is no avoidance in delay.

— Aeschylus

#avoidance #courage #delay #resolve #courage

And there they ring the walls, the young, the lithe. The handsome hold the graves they won in Troy; the enemy earth rides over those who conquered.

— Aeschylus

#greece #hubris #troy #war #youth

Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?

— Aeschylus

#except #forever #gods #live #pain

He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own dispair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

— Aeschylus


About Aeschylus

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Did you know about Aeschylus?

At least one of his works was influenced by the Persian invasion of Greece which took place during his lifetime. Hugh Lloyd-Jones (Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus at Oxford University) draws attention to Wagner's reverence of Aeschylus. During Aeschylus's lifetime dramatic competitions became part of the City Dionysia in the spring.

So important was the war to Aeschylus and the Greeks that upon his death around 456 BC his epitaph commemorated his participation in the Greek victory at Marathon rather than his success as a playwright. 456/455 BC) was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He was probably the first dramatist to present plays as a trilogy and his Oresteia is the only ancient example of the form to have survived.

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