A Gentle Master: Aeschylus, Agamemnon 951-3

“God, far away, looks kindly on one who exercises his strength gently. No one, indeed, willingly bears the yoke of slavery.”


“God far away looks kindly on,

a gently-ruling king.”
τὸν κρατοῦντα μαλθακῶς
θεὸς πρόσωθεν εὐμενῶς προσδέρκεται.
ἑκὼν γὰρ οὐδεὶς δουλίῳ χρῆται ζυγῷ.


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