Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound (English) (XML Header) [genre: poetry; drama; tragedy; suspect] [word count] [Aesch. PV].
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Oceanus Do you not know then, Prometheus, that 380words are the physicians of a disordered temper?

Prometheus If one softens the soul in season, and does not hasten to reduce its swelling rage by violence.

Oceanus What lurking mischief do you see when daring joins to zeal? Teach me this.

Prometheus 385Lost labor and thoughtless simplicity.

Oceanus Leave me to be affected by this, since it is most advantageous, when truly wise, to be deemed a fool.

Prometheus This fault will be seen to be my own.

Oceanus Clearly the manner of your speech orders me back home.

Prometheus 390So that you won't win enmity for yourself by lamenting for me.

Oceanus In the eyes of the one who is newly seated on his omnipotent throne?

Prometheus Beware lest the time come when his heart is angered with you.

Oceanus Your plight, Prometheus, is my instructor.

Prometheus Go away, depart, keep your present purpose.

Oceanus 395Your urging meets my eagerness; for my four-footed winged beast fans with his wings the smooth pathway of the air; and truly he will be glad to rest his knees in his stall at home.Exit



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