halifax_slasher (halifax_slasher) wrote,


During the rule of the Thirty, Socrates, who saw famous men being destroyed and the really wealthy a target for tyrants, is said to have met Antisthenes and remarked: "Do you regret that we have not become important, like the kings we see in tragedy, men like Atreus, Thyestes, Agamemnon, and Aegisthus? They are always portrayed as victims of murder, as figures to be lamented, as preparing and eating evil banquets. No tragic poet has had the audacity or lack of decency to introduce into his play the slaughter of the chorus."

Aelian, Varia Historia (C3).
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