This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...of them, and from them sundered by sunless mirk,--a twilight, rugged way for the seeing eye alike and for the blind. What mortal, then, at this feels not awe and fear, hearing what legal power the gods have given and fate confirmed to us by the full chorus instead of semichorus. 384--391. uivn: it is established, the law of their being and rights, as summed U in what follows.--«vu.ij)(avo(...TX«ioi: ai well able as sure to accomplish our purposes.--KaKwv, evil deeds.--o-p.val... PpoTOis: 'unbending to supplication of man': oe/wai here has no connexion with the title (v. 1041) which they are tu assume after their transformation, and lias a different sense (haughty, not revered).--At£ito Canter, SUirojuv Heath. The Ms. readings drferat and iikiuvw are probably connected in origin, arising!xth from a marginal ai, referring to dricra: the annotntor, objecting to dri/ta antra as (autologous (but see v. 354), proposed to transfer dricra to the subject, and the annotation was applied in the right place (making dricrot), but also attached itself to the last word, making it unmctrical (Sieri/icvai) and thus driving out one of its syllables. Similar phenomena occur elsewhere, sec on v. 390.--SiavoMv (dvw accomplish') is also possible, and perhaps more liable to be perverted, drw being rare and the false division iia-vo/up obvious. A verb is necessary, an 'ellipse of tetter' (schol.) being indefensible.--XeCxT Xdira: 'a function wide-sundered from the divine by a sunless mirk'. Xdira Wieseler.--0i»: the dCamroi of w. 349 foil.--aVnXff Xdira: not because their dwelling-place is the underworld, though this is part of the suggestion, but because their whole relations with man are connected not, like those of the ffiol, with illumination and gladness, ...
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The Eumenides; Plays; Aeschylus
Walter George Headlam
George Bell & Sons, 1908
Drama; Ancient, Classical & Medieval; Drama / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Aeschylus the father of tragedy and one of the three great ancient Greek tragedians. Writing seventy to ninety plays in his life time only a few remain to be read today. With his death his tragedies became the only ones that can be restaged in following competitions. Aeschylus gravestone reads Beneath this stone lies Aeschylus, son of Euphorion, the Athenian, who perished in the wheat-bearing land of Gela; of his noble prowess the grove of Marathon can speak, and the long-haired Persian knows it well.
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