Aeschylus - Agamennon Lines 576-600Song Rating: 7.72/10
Leader: Im convinced, glad that I was wrong.
Never too old to learn; it keeps me young.
(CLYTAEMNESTRA enters with her women.)
First the house and the queen, its their affair,
but I can taste the riches.
I cried out long ago! -
for joy, when the first herald came burning
through the night and told the citys fall.
And there were some who smiled and said,
A few fires persuade you Troys in ashes.
Women, women, elated over nothing.
You made me seem deranged.
For all that I sacrificed - a womans way,
youll say - station to station on the walls
we lifted cries of triumph that resounded
in the temples of the gods. We lulled and blessed
the fires with myrrh and they consumed our victims.
(Turning to the herald.)
But enough. Why prolong the story?
From the king himself Ill gather all I need.
Now for the best way to welcome home
my lord, my good lord...
No time to lose!
What dawn can feast a womans eyes like this?
I can see the light, the husband plucked from war
by the Saving God and open wide the gates.
Tell him that, and have him come with speed,
the peoples darling - how they long for him.
Date of text publication: 16.01.2021 at 05:21