The House of Atreus

The House of Atreus

by Aeschylus


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Book Excerptte's hard compelling yoke;Then, in the counter-gale of will abhorr'd, accursed,To recklessness his shifting spirit veered--Alas! that Frenzy, first of ills and worst,With evil craft men's souls to sin hath ever stirred!And so he steeled his heart--ah, well-a-day--Aiding a war for one false woman's sake,His child to slay,And with her spilt blood makeAn offering, to speed the ships upon their way!Lusting for war, the bloody arbitersClosed heart and ears, and would nor hear nor heedThe girl-voice plead,_Pity me, Father!_ nor her prayers,Nor tender, virgin years.So, when the chant of sacrifice was done,Her father bade the youthful priestly trainRaise her, like some poor kid, above the altar-stone,From where amid her robes she laySunk all in swoon away--Bade them, as with the bit that mutely tames the steed,Her fair lips' speech refrain,Lest she should speak a curse on Atreus'

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ISBN-13: 9781530589197
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2016
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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