Aeschylus Quotes About Old Age

Quotes about: Old Age
  • Old men, what are they? Fast fading the leaf, Three-footed they walk, yet frail as a child, As a dream set afloat in the daylight.

    Aeschylus (2014). “The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides”, p.5, Everyman's Library
  • Beyond age, leaf withered, man goes three footed no stronger than a child is, a dream that falters in daylight.

    Aeschylus (2013). “Aeschylus II: The Oresteia”, p.23, University of Chicago Press
  • Old age hath stronger sense of right than youth.

    Aeschylus (1873). “The Tragedies of Æschylos: A New Translation, with a Biographical Essay, and an Appendix of Rhymed Choral Odes”, p.342


  • Born: 525 BC
  • Died: 456 BC
  • Occupation: Dramatist
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