Example sentences for: aeschylus

How can you use “aeschylus” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In The Acts of the Gospels, New Testament , 9:5, Jesus says to Saul (later Paul): It is hard for you to kick against the pricks . Later, we have Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.) in Agamemnon , 1. 1624: Do not kick against the pricks . The line appears also in Pindar, Pythian Odes II, 1. 174 and in Euripides, Bacchae , 1. 795 (cited in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations , 14th edition, Little, Brown and Company, 1968, p.

  • Rebuilt by the Romans to hold 15,000 spectators (one of the largest of the ancient world), the Greek Theater dates back to the fifth century b.c. when Aeschylus himself arrived from his home at Gela to supervise productions of his tragedies.

  • As Aeschylus wrote of Zeus in Prometheus Bound , "He cannot fly from Fate."


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