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  • Aeschylus’ epitaph noted his participation in the Greek victory at Marathon.
  • The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is based on this legend.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • That was the year I came to class at the start of the new semester and found only one student to sign up for Drama from Aeschylus to O’Neill.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Aeschylus grimly spells it out in some lines from The Persians where he speaks of "the crafty deception of Zeus" through whose agency "Delusion with kindly seeming leads men into her nets" (lines 95 ff.).
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • Jesus Christ made a pun on St. Peter, Moses on Isaac, AEschylus on Polynices, Cleopatra on Octavius.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This is where the great tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed during the time of Socrates.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The novel is Faulkner’s version of Aeschylus’s Oresteia (458 B.c.), the tragedy of the returning soldiers from Troy and revenge and destruction on a mythic scale.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Meanwhile I will read, as soon as I am settled in Christminster, the books I have not been able to get hold of here: Livy, Tacitus, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes—
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • What the Greeks only suspected we know well; what their Aeschylus imagined our nursery children feel.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Amory, lately I reread Aeschylus and there in the divine irony of the "Agamemnon" I find the only answer to this bitter age—all the world tumbled about our ears, and the closest parallel ages back in that hopeless resignation.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise

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  • Aeschylus (translated) the same.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • AeschylusAgamemnon
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • ’tis an anapaest of AEschylus which expresses grief perfectly.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The student may read Homer or AEschylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulate their heroes, and consecrate morning hours to their pages.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Why should AEschylus have sung two thousand years before Shakespeare was born?
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • He saw the grandeur of the Prometheus fable—but the fable moved him more than the play of Aeschylus.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • On the table, at Mr. Irwine’s elbow, lay the first volume of the Foulis AEschylus, which Arthur knew well by sight; and the silver coffee-pot, which Carroll was bringing in, sent forth a fragrant steam which completed the delights of a bachelor breakfast.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • It reaches the grandeur of AEschylus!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • That enormous ability by virtue of which one is Moses, Aeschylus, Dante, Michael Angelo, or Napoleon, the multitude awards on the spot, and by acclamation, to whomsoever attains his object, in whatsoever it may consist.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He knew Italian, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew; and these served him only for the perusal of four poets: Dante, Juvenal, AEschylus, and Isaiah.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Bewigged tragedy has a reason for its existence, and I am not one of those who, by order of AEschylus, contest its right to existence.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Homer has never yet been printed in English, nor AEschylus, nor Virgil even—works as refined, as solidly done, and as beautiful almost as the morning itself; for later writers, say what we will of their genius, have rarely, if ever, equalled the elaborate beauty and finish and the lifelong and heroic literary labors of the ancients.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • In fact, Aeschylus he found sublime—and dull: he could not understand his great reputation.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • This is more witty, but less grand, something like Racine after Corneille, like Euripides after AEschylus.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • After AEschylus, Thrasybulus; after Diderot, Danton.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • There was nothing down to poor poetry,—properly speaking, that which persisted in vegetating in manuscripts,—which was not forced, in order to make something of itself, to come and frame itself in the edifice in the shape of a hymn or of prose; the same part, after all, which the tragedies of AEschylus had played in the sacerdotal festivals of Greece; Genesis, in the temple of Solomon.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Ah, my boy, it is not only woman’s love that is [two greek words omitted] as old AEschylus calls it.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He knew some of Ben Jonson’s poems, including the fine Hymn to Diana, "Queen and huntress, chaste and fair," and the great tribute to Shakespeare which lifted his hair at ". But call forth thundering Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles to us.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
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