Analects of the Core: Aeschylus on marriage

from the Eumenides

Marriage of man and wife is Fate itself,
stronger than oaths, and Justice guards its life.
But if one destroys the other and you relent –
no revenge, not a glance in anger — then
I say your manhunt of Orestes is unjust.

– Apollo addressing the Leader,  in Aeschylus’s Eumenides, the final play in his Oresteia trilogy (from the translation for Penguin by Robert Fagles, p.240, lines 215-19)

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