Aeschylus, Agamemnon (English) (XML Header) [genre: poetry; drama; tragedy] [word count] [Aesch. Ag.].
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Chorus I have the power to proclaim the augury of triumph given on their way 105to princely men—since my age [Note]still breathes Persuasion upon me from the gods, the strength of song—how the twin-throned command of the Achaeans, 110the single-minded captains of Hellas' youth, with avenging spear and arm against the Teucrian land, was sent off by the inspiring omen appearing to the kings of the ships—kingly birds, 115one black, one white of tail, near the palace, on the spear-hand [Note], in a conspicuous place, devouring a hare with offspring unborn 120caught in the last effort to escape. [Note]

Sing the song of woe, the song of woe, but may the good prevail!



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