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By Æschylus

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Book Id: WPLBN0000674399
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 112.61 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Agamemnon  
Author: Æschylus
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Publisher: Penn State University's Electronic Classics


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Excerpt: WATCHMAN. I pray the gods to quit me of my toils, To close the watch I keep, this livelong year; For as a watch-dog lying, not at rest, Propped on one arm, upon the palace-roof Of Atreus? race, too long, too well I know The starry conclave of the midnight sky, Too well, the splendours of the firmament, The lords of light, whose kingly aspect shows-- What time they set or climb the sky in turn-- The year?s divisions, bringing frost or fire.


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