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Agamemnon of Aeschylus (Paperback) Loot Price: R142 Discovery Miles 1 420
Agamemnon of Aeschylus (Paperback): Aeschylus
Agamemnon of Aeschylus (Paperback): Aeschylus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... now they are showing reverence to the Gods O' the fallen country and their holy shrines, They shall not spoil then only to be spoiled: But let no lust be falling on them first 1/ From covetousness to plunder that they should not: The backward of the double course is yet To measure; they must win safe passage home. But let them only come without offence Toward Heaven, the grievance of the perished well May learn fair language, --if no sudden stroke Of casualty befall.--These are my thoughts, A woman's; but I pray Good speed prevail without all counterpoise Great are my blessings; I would taste their joys. Elder. Thy woman's words, my Lady, Have all a wise man's judgment: now having heard Good warrant from thee, I'll address me next To the praise of Heaven, since to us is given Ample reward for all that labour done. O Zeus the king of Heaven O Night, With so great splendour and so bright Possessed, O friendly Night On Troy's renowned high towers was cast Thy snare, a net so close and fast As neither great nor small Should leap the immense enslaving woof: Doom's divine drag-net, huge and proof, At one sweep took them all Be Lord Zeus of the Stranger's board For author of this act adored: His bolt on Alexander bent Was aimed so long as neither sent Over the stars nor early spent To light with idle fall. "Struck by the hand of Zeus " ay, truth indeed, And traceable: 'tis the act of will decreed And purpose. Under foot when mortals tread Fair lovely Sanctities, the Gods, one said, The easy Gods are careless: --'twas profane Here are sin's wages manifest and plain, The sword's work on that swelled presumptuousness, With affluent mansions teeming in excess, Beyond Best Measure: --best, and sorrow-free, The wise well-dowered mind's...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Aeschylus
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-85876-0
Barcode: 9781230858760
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > General
LSN: 1-230-85876-8

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