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Agamemnon

Agamemnon

by Aeschylus

Agamemnon Quotes

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Justice and Judgment Quotes

(Chorus): "[Menelaus and Agamemnon's] loud and ringing cry was of war, from anger, like vultures which in extreme anguish for their young wheel and spiral high above their nests […]. On high,...

Fate and Free Will Quotes

(Chorus): "Things are now as they are; they will be fulfilled in what is fated; neither burnt sacrifice nor libation of offerings without fire will soothe intense anger away." (67-71)

Revenge Quotes

(Chorus): "Ten years it is since the great plaintiff against Priam, lord Menelaus with Agamemnon, honoured by Zeus with their double throne and double scepter, the sturdy yoke-pair of the Atreidae,...

Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes

(Watchman): "My real wish however, when the house's lord has come, is to clasp his well-loved hand in mine. The rest, I keep silent: a great ox is treading on my tongue – but the house itself...

Family Quotes

(Calchas, quoted by the Chorus): "'Apollo there! Healer indeed, I call on you, lest [Artemis] make contrary winds for the Danaans, long delays that keep the ships from sailing, in her urge for a se...

Politics Quotes

(Chorus): "Ares who traffics in the gold of bodies and holds his scale in the battle of the spears, sends back to their kin from Troy heavy dust burnt in the fire, which brings hard tears; and in p...

Fear Quotes

(Watchman): "Whenever I find myself shifting my bed about at night, wet with dew, unvisited by dreams – because fear instead of sleep stands at my side to stop my eyes closing fast in slumber...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

(Chorus): "With the fire's good news rumour has gone swiftly through the city; whether it is true, who knows? – or whether it is really a falsehood from god? Who is so childish or struck so...

Gender Quotes

(Chorus): "[Menelaus and Agamemnon's] loud and ringing cry was of war, from anger, like vultures which in extreme anguish for their young wheel and spiral high above their nests […]. On high,...

Memory and The Past Quotes

(Chorus): "Ten years it is since the great plaintiff against Priam, lord Menelaus with Agamemnon, honoured by Zeus with their double throne and double scepter, the sturdy yoke-pair of the Atreidae,...

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