Monday, March 23, 2015

Aeschylus' Lemnos

This fragment (400b) from Aeschylus' Philoctetes makes me wish we had the whole play:

“Where the wind allows you neither to stay nor to escape.”

‘ἔνθ’ οὔτε μίμνειν ἄνεμος οὔτ’ ἐκπλεῖν ἐᾶι’.
via Sententiae Antiquae, with the comment: "A remnant of Aeschylus’ version of Philoctetes. The phrase refers to the title figure’s lonely island."

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