Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE)

“God takes aim
at the ones who murder many;
the swarthy Furies stalk the man
gone rich beyond all rights – with a twist
of fortune grind him down, dissolve him
into the blurring dead – there is no help.”

  • From Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (approximately lines 455-460), translated by Robert Fagles. New York: Penguin Classics, 1979.

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