Aeschylus - Agamemnon - The plant is like the seed, Hurt returns
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Agamemnon - By Aeschylus Written 458 B.C.E Translated by E. D. A. Morshead
Long, long ago to mortals this was told,
How sweet security and blissful state
Have curses for their children - so men hold -
And for the man of all-too prosperous fate
Springs from a bitter seed some woe insatiate.
Alone, alone, I deem far otherwise;
Not bliss nor wealth it is, but impious deed,
From which that after-growth of ill doth rise!
Woe springs from wrong, the plant is like the seed-
While Right, in honour's house, doth its own likeness breed.