Aeschylus, Persians (English) (XML Header) [genre: poetry; drama; tragedy] [word count] [Aesch. Pers.].
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Xerxes How true it is. In the loss of so great an army 1015I have indeed been dealt a blow, wretched as I am.

Chorus What that belonged to Persia, unfortunate one, has not been destroyed?

Xerxes Do you see this remnant of my royal robe?

Chorus Yes, I do indeed.

Xerxes 1020And this quiver—

Chorus What is this you say has been saved?

Xerxes Treasury for shafts?

Chorus Truly a small remnant from an ample store.

Xerxes We have been deprived of defenders.

Chorus 1025Ionia's people shrink not from the spear.



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