Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound and The Seven Against Thebes

    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    Such is this onslaught that is clearly coming upon me from Jove, a cause for terror. O dread majesty of my mother Earth, O ether that diffusest thy common light, thou beholdest the wrongs I suffer.
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    Ay, but Time as he grows old teaches all things
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    In plain truth, I detest all the gods, as many of them as, after having received benefits at my hands, are iniquitously visiting me with evils.
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    Be well assured that I would not barter my wretched plight for thy drudgery; for better do I deem it to be a lackey to this rock, than to be born the confidential courier of father Jove.
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    Thee, the contriver, thee full of gall and bitterness, who sinned against the gods by bestowing their honors on creatures of a day, the thief of fire, I address. The Sire commands thee to divulge of what nuptials it is that thou art vaunting, by means of which he is to be put down from his power. And these things, moreover, without any kind of mystery, but each exactly as it is, do thou tell out; and entail not upon me, Prometheus, a double journey; and thou perceivest that by such conduct Jove is not softened
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    And when he hath stumbled upon this mischief, he shall be taught how great is the difference between sovereignty and slavery
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    what remedy there is for my malady
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    Never shall at any time the schemes of mortals evade the harmonious system of Jupiter. This I learned by witnessing thy destructive fate, Prometheus
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    And art is far less powerful than necessity.
    Ch. Who then is the pilot of necessity?
    Pr. The triform Fates and the remembering Furies
    Aldair Apodacahas quoted3 years ago
    All arts among the human race are from Prometheus
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