Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE)

“[R]adiant dreams are passing in the night,
the memories throb with sorrow, joy with pain…
it is pain to dream and see desires
slip through the arms,
a vision lost for ever
winging down the moving drifts of sleep.”

  • From Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (approximately lines 420-425), translated by Robert Fagles. New York: Penguin Classics, 1979.

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