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“Aeschylus:

These staunch warriors also did dark Fate destroy while they defended their country so rich in flocks; living is the fame of these dead, who once endured to clothe themselves in the dust of Ossa.1

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Palatine Anthology (ms adds "On others of the Thessalians who fought in the front line," but this is prob. taken from 1.4)
“When he died, the people of Gela buried him sumptuously among the public monuments, and spared no expense to give him honour, inscribing upon his tomb the following lines: ‘This Monument,’ etc.

This monument covers the Athenian Aeschylus son of Euphorion, who died within wheat-bearing Gela;2 his valour will be told by the famous grove of Marathon and the deep-tressed Mede that knew it so well.3

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Life of Aeschylus “Similarly Aeschylus, who enjoyed such great fame for his poetry, nevertheless chose rather that his tomb should commemorate his valour, composing for it the following inscription:” Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner
“But Alexander .. made it his business to excel in the art of arms, and to be, in the words of Aeschylus:

a weighty wrestler-at-arms, terrible to his rivals

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Plutarch Fortune of Alexander

1 cf. Vit. Aesch. 119. 45 W

2 for the gen. cf. Aesch. Ag. 1056, Soph. El. 900

3 cf. Eustr. and Arist. Eth. Nic. 3. 2 p. 146 H, Plut. Exil. 13, Paus. i. 14. 5

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