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"Justice so moves that those only learn / who suffer; and the future / you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it. It is grief too soon given" (Aeschylus, Agamemnon 250-53).

Oresteia

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Aeschylus

525 BCE – 456 BCE

When the god Dionysus enters the underworld in Aristophanes’ comedy Frogs, he discovers that the most talented person in every field of art holds there a seat of honor and that Aeschylus holds the chair of tragedy.  

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