This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... clear before you. When at first He filled his father's throne, he instantly Made various gifts of glory to the gods, And dealt the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... clear before you. When at first He filled his father's throne, he instantly Made various gifts of glory to the gods, And dealt the empire out. Alone of men, Of miserable men, he took no count, But yearned to sweep their track off from the world, And plant a newer race there. Not a god Resisted such desire except myself! I dared it! I drew mortals back to light, From meditated ruin deep as hell! For which wrong, I am bent down in these pangs Dreadful to suffer, mournful to behold--And I, who pitied man, am thought myself Unworthy of pity--while I render out Deep rhythms of anguish 'neath the harping hand That strikes me thus!--a sight to shame your Zeus! Chorus. And didst thou sin No more than so? Prometheus. I did restrain besides My mortals from premeditating death.--Cho. How didst thou medicine the plague-fear of death? Pro. I set blind hopes to inhabit in their house. Cho. By that gift, thou didst help thy mortals well. P1o. I gave them also, --fire. Cho. And have they now, Those creatures of a day, the red-eyed fire? Pro. They have! and shall learn by it many arts. Cho. And, truly, for such sins Zeus tortures thee. And will remit no anguish? Is there set No limit before thee to thine agony? Pro. No other! only what seems good to Him. But mourn not ye for griefs I bear to-day!--hear rather, dropping down To the plain, how other woes creep on to me, And learn the consummation of my doom. Beseech you, nymphs, beseech you, grieve for me Who now am grieving!--for Grief walks the earth, And sits down at the foot of each by turns. The sentiment with which the foregoing extract closes is highly characteristic of the grave and solemn genius of JEs-chylus. O-ce'an-us (Ocean-god) now arrives, and joins the company of sympathizers with Prometheus...Read Less
Hardcover reprint of the original 1884 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: College Greek Course In English. Wilkinson, William Cleaver. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: College Greek Course In English. Wilkinson, William Cleaver. New York, Phillips & Hunt, 1884. Subject: Greek Literature History And Criticism.
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