Thursday, April 28, 2011

A-Z: Xerxes

The mighty Xerxes, from Darius sprung,
The stream of whose rich blood flows in our veins,
Leads against Greece; whether his arrowy shower
Shot from the strong-braced bow, or the huge spear
High brandish'd, in the deathful field prevails.


–– Aeschylus, The Persians (translated by Robert Potter)

The complete text can be found at Wikisource

5 comments:

  1. The more I read your posts, the more I'm thankful we don't talk or write like that.

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  2. The more I read them, the more I wish we did. Still, you beat me to Xerxes now too. I have got to stop reading your blog before I write mine. I hate to copy-cat, and you and I have a lot of the same sources of inspiration it seems. Plus, there are so few X words.

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  3. The mention of Xerxes immediately made me think of Tilton's poem "Even This Shall Pass Away".

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  4. the movie 300 immediately came to my mind!
    Great meeting you through the A-Z :)

    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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