Neither anarchy nor tyranny—this I counsel my citizens to support and respect, and not to drive fear wholly out of the city. For who among mortals, if he fears nothing, is righteous?

καὶ μὴ τὸ δεινὸν πᾶν πόλεως ἔξω βαλεῖν. τίς γὰρ δεδοικὼς μηδὲν ἔνδικος βροτῶν;


The Eumenides

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Original Citation

Aeschylus. The Eumenides. 458 BC, The Dionysia, Athens, Greece.

Current Citation

Aeschylus. "The Eumenides." The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides, edited and translated by Robert Fagles. Penguin Classics, 1984.