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Aeschylus, Agamemnon (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 538 (search)
eat, when upon his waveless noonday couch, windless the sea sank to sleep—but why should we bewail all this? Our labor's past; past for the dead so that they will never care even to wake to life again.Why should we count the number of the slain, or why should the living feel pain at their past harsh fortunes? Our misfortunes should, in my opinion, bid us a long farewell. For us, the remnant of the Argive host, the gain has the advantage and the loss does not bear down the scale;so that, as we speed over land and sea, it is fitting that we on this bright day make this boast:Or “to this light of the sun.”“The Argive army, having taken Troy at last, has nailed up these spoils to be a glory for the gods throughout Hellas in their shrines from days of old.”Whoever hears the story of these deeds must extol the city and the leaders of her host; and the grace of Zeus that brought them to accomplishment shall receive its due measure of gratitude. There, you have heard all that I ha
Aeschylus, Agamemnon (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 420 (search)
Chorus Mournful apparitions come to him in dreams, bringing only vain joy; for vainly, whenever in his imagination a man sees delights,straightaway the vision, slipping through his arms, is gone, winging its flight along the paths of sleep.” Such are the sorrows at hearth and home, but here are sorrows surpassing these; and at large, in every house of all who went forth together from the land of Hellas,unbearable grief is seen. Many things pierce the heart. Each knows whom he sent forth. But to the home of each comeurns and ashesThis passage, in which war is compared to a gold-merchant, is charged with double meanings: talantou=xos, “balance” and “scales of battle,”purwqe/n of “purified” gold-dust and of the “burnt” bodies of the slain, baru/, “heavy” and “grievous,” a)nth/noros, “the price of a man,” and “instead of men,” le/bhtas, “jars
Aeschylus, Agamemnon (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 104 (search)
Chorus I have the power to proclaim the augury of triumph given on their wayto princely men—since my age su/mfutos ai)w/n, literally “life that has grown with me,” “time of life,” here “old age,” as the Scholiast takes it; cf. Mrs. Barbauld, “Life. We've been long together.”still breathes Persuasion upon me from the gods, the strength of song—how the twin-throned command of the Achaeans,the single-minded captains of Hellas' youth, with avenging spear and arm against the Teucrian land, was sent off by the inspiring omen appearing to the kings of the ships—kingly birds,one black, one white of tail, near the palace, on the spear-handThe right hand., in a conspicuous place, devouring a hare with offspring unborncaught in the last effort to escape.The Scholiast, followed by Hermann and some others, takes lagi/nan ge/nnan as a periphrasis for lagwo/n, with which blabe/nta agrees (cp. pa=sa ge/nna ... dw/swn Eur. Tro. 531). With Hartung's fe/rmata, the meaning is “t