|Translator||John Stuart Blackie|
|My Copy||Oxford World's Classics pocket-sized hardback|
|First Read||March 20, 2007|
The Lyrical Dramas of Aeschylus
from the introduction by JS Blackie:
We must be acclimatized in the new country before we can feel comfortable. We must not merely deliver our criticism thus (however common such a style may be)-- I expected to find that; I find this; and I am disappointed; but we must ask the deeper and only valuable question-- What ought I to have expected to find, what shall I surely find of good, and beautiful, and true, if my eyes are open, and my free glance pointed in the right direction?
Quoted on October 6, 2011
Herald: I cannot gloss a lie with fair pretence / The best told lie bears but a short-lived fruit. Chorus: Speak the truth plainly, if thou canst not pleasantly; / These twain be seldom wedded.
Quoted on October 5, 2011