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Aeschylus, Persians (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 215 (search)
e beneficial to you, your children, the kingdom, and all else that you hold dear. Next, it is appropriate that you shouldoffer libations to Earth and the dead; and use auspicious words to address your husband Darius, whom you say you have seen in the night, and ask him to send into the light of day from beneath the earth blessings for you and your son; ask too that the reverse of this may be held in bondage beneath the earth and fade away in gloom. Such is the advice I, relying on my instincts, offer you with kind intent.According to our interpretation of these portents, the issue will in all respects prove prosperous to you. Atossa You, its first interpreter, have indeed read the meaning of my dream with goodwill, at least, toward my son and house. May the outcome then prove beneficial! When I return to the palace, I will perform for the gods and my dear ones beneath the earth all those rites which you recommend. Meanwhile, my friends, I would like to learnwhere Athens is located.
Aeschylus, Persians (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 284 (search)
Messenger O name of Salamis most odious to my ears!Alas, how I groan when I recall the memory of Athens!
Aeschylus, Persians (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 286 (search)
Chorus Ah, hateful indeed is Athens to her foes. Now must we remember how many Persian women she has deprived of sons and husbands, lost all in vain.
Aeschylus, Persians (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 331 (search)
rmed prows against the Persian army? Messenger If numbers had been the only factor, be assured that the barbarians would have gained the victory with their fleet. For the whole number of the ships of Hellas amounted to ten times thirty,and, in addition to these, there was a chosen squadron of ten. But Xerxes, this I know, had under his command a thousand, while those excelling in speed were twice a hundred, and seven more. This is the total of their respective numbers. Do you think that we were simply outnumbered in this contest?No, it was some divine power that tipped the scale of fortune with unequal weight and thus destroyed our host. The gods preserve the city of the goddess Pallas. Atossa Is then the city of Athens not yet despoiled? Messenger No, while her men still live, her ramparts are impregnable. Atossa But the beginning of the encounter of the fleets, tell me about it. Who began the onset? Was it the Hellenes? Or my son, exulting in the multitude of his ships?
Aeschylus, Persians (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 472 (search)
Atossa O hateful divinity, how have you foiled the purpose of the Persians! Cruel was the vengeance which my son brought upon himself for his designs against illustrious Athens; the barbarianswhom Marathon destroyed were not enough. It was in an effort to exact retribution for them that my son has drawn upon himself so great a multitude of woes. But the ships that escaped destruction—tell me about them. Where did you leave them? Can you give a clear repor
Aeschylus, Persians (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 715 (search)
Darius How did it happen? Did some stroke of pestilence or factional strife come upon the State? Atossa Neither; but near Athens our whole host has been brought to ruin. Darius Tell me, what son of mine led our army there? Atossa Impetuous Xerxes, depopulating the whole surface of the continent. Darius Was it by land or sea that he made this mad expedition, the reckless man? Atossa By both. There was a twofold front of double armies. Darius But how was it that so vast a land force won a passage to the farther shore? Atossa By a clever device he yoked the Hellespont so as to gain a passage. Darius What! Did he succeed in closing the mighty Bosporus? Atossa Yes indeed. One of the divine powers must have assisted him in his purpose. Darius Alas! Some mighty power came upon him so that he was not able to think clearly. Atossa Yes, since we can see the outcome, what ruin he wrought. Darius And how then did they fare that you now lament them? Atossa Disaster to the naval
Aeschylus, Persians (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 800 (search)
t yet quenched, but it still wells forth. For so great will be the mass of clotted gore spilled by the Dorian lance upon Plataean soil that heaps of dead will reveal, even to the third generation, a voiceless record for the eyes of menthat mortal man should not vaunt himself excessively. For presumptuous pride, when it has matured, bears as its fruit a crop of calamity, from which it reaps an abundant harvest of tears. Bear in mind that such are the penalties for deeds like these, and hold Athens and Hellas in your memory. Let no one of you,through disdain of present fortune and lust for more, squander his abundant wealth. Zeus, in truth, is a chastiser of overweening pride and corrects with heavy hand. Therefore, now that my son has been warned to be prudent by the voice of God,instruct him with admonitions of reason to cease from drawing the punishment of Heaven on himself by his vaunting rashness. And as for you, beloved and venerable mother of Xerxes, withdraw to the palace
Aeschylus, Persians (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 974 (search)
Xerxes Woe, woe is me!They beheld ancient and hateful Athens and with one convulsive struggle (alas, alas !) poor wretches, they lie gasping on the shore. Chorus Did you really lose your trusty eyeThe Persian kings had in their service officers called their “eyes” and “ears,” charged to make report of what they saw and heard.there, that whichcounted tens upon tens of thousands of the Persians, Batanochus' son Alpistus . . . son of Sesames, Megabates' son, Parthos and mighty Oebares, did you leave these behind?Alas, alas, the unhappy men! You speak of woe, surpassing woe, for nob