Aeschylus 525 BC - 455 BC

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Like a bad doctor who has fallen down sick you are cast down, and cannot find what sort of drugs would cure your ailment.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 473.
Know yourself and fit yourself to new fashions. For there is a new ruler among the gods.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 309.
Champing against the bit as a new-yoked colt, you struggle and fight against the reins.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1009.

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good job Michael! That is about it for now but I do think it is exceptional!
I walk but do not move, I fight but do not punch, I swim but do not get wet, I fall but do hit the ground. I see the brightness of the sun but don't open my eyes.
Strangely, the inscription on Aeschylus's gravestone makes no mention of him as a poet (one of the greatest Greek tragedian) , but commemorats only his past military achievements: Αἰσχύλον Εὐφορίωνος Ἀθηναῖον τόδε κεύθει μνῆμα καταφθίμενον πυροφόροιο Γέλας· ἀλκὴν δ' εὐδόκιμον Μαραθώνιον ἄλσος ἂν εἴποι καὶ βαθυχαιτήεις Μῆδος ἐπιστάμενος Beneath this stone lies Aeschylus, son of Euphorion, the Athenian, who perished in the wheat-bearing land of Gela; of his noble prowess the grove of Marathon can speak, and the long-haired Persian knows it well.
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