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Aeschylus, Persians, 90-99


ἄμαχον κῦμα θαλάσσας·The impetuous tide of battle roars, And sweeps the weak opposing mounds away? So Persia, with resistless might, Rolls her unnumber'd hosts of heroes to the fight.
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θεόθεν γὰρ κατὰ ΜοῖρʼFor when misfortune's fraudful hand Prepares to pour the vengeance of the sky, What mortal shall her force withstand? What rapid speed the impending fury fly? Gentle at first with flatt'ring smiles She spreads her soft enchanting wiles, So to her toils allures her destined prey, Whence man ne'er breaks unhurt away. For thus from ancient times the Fates ordain That Persia's sons should greatly dare, Unequall'd in the works of war; Shake with their thund'ring steeds the ensanguined plain, Dreadful the hostile walls surround, And lay their rampired towers in ruins on the ground. Taught to behold with fearless eye
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1. Homer, Iliad, 10.484 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

10.484. /to stand idle with thy weapons; nay, loose the horses; or do thou slay the men, and I will look to the horses. So spake he, and into the other's heart flashing-eyed Athene breathed might, and he fell to slaving on this side and on that, and from them uprose hideous groaning as they were smitten with the sword, and the earth grew red with blood.
2. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 105-130, 135-137, 150-151, 160-183, 197-247, 250-251, 65, 67-71, 104 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

104. κύριός εἰμι θροεῖν ὅδιον κράτος αἴσιον ἀνδρῶν 104. Empowered am I to sing
3. Aeschylus, Persians, 10, 100-109, 11, 110-119, 12, 120-129, 13, 130-139, 14-15, 150-154, 16-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 40-49, 5, 50-59, 6, 60-69, 7, 70-79, 8, 80-89, 9, 91-99, 1 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1. Τάδε μὲν Περσῶν τῶν οἰχομένων 1. Here we are, the faithful Council of the Persians, who have gone to the land of placeName key=
4. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 10-19, 21-29, 40-49, 5-6, 66-69, 7, 70-76, 766-769, 77, 770-791, 8-9, 1 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1. Κάδμου πολῖται, χρὴ λέγειν τὰ καίρια 1. Men of Cadmus’s city, he who guards from the stern the concerns of the State and guides its helm with eyes untouched by sleep must speak to the point. For if we succeed, the responsibility is heaven’s;
5. Euripides, Iphigenia At Aulis, 10-11, 115-119, 12, 120-129, 13, 130-139, 14, 140-149, 15, 150-159, 16, 160-162, 17-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-39, 4, 40-48, 5-9, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1. Old man, come here and stand before my dwelling. This edition starts with the traditional line 49. Traditional line 1 appears following line 114. Regular numbering resumes at line 115. The print source represents these lines in the usual order. Old man
6. Euripides, Rhesus, 361-367, 360 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

360. And men shall tell of thee, Ilion mine
7. Sophocles, Ajax, 1186-1222, 1185 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus, and pseudo-euripides rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 81
aeschylus Castagnoli and Ceccarelli, Greek Memories: Theories and Practices (2019) 96
characters, tragic/mythical, rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 81
euripides, and the rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 81
euripides, rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 81
reliance on passages from earlier drama' Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 81
rhesus by pseudo-euripides, language and style Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 81
sophocles, and the rhesus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 81