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Aeschylus
(c. 525 B.C. - c. 456 B.C.)

Greek playwright who is known as the founder of Greek tragedy drama. Only seven of his ninety plays have survived.

Science Quotes by Aeschylus (3 quotes)

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.
— Aeschylus
Agamemnon, 584. In John Bartlett, Familar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs (1891), 695.
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Multitudinous laughter of the waves of ocean.
— Aeschylus
From Prometheus Bound, lines 89-80, as translated by Herbert Weir Smyth in Aeschylus (1922), Vol. 1, 225.
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Number, the most excellent of all inventions.
— Aeschylus
Spoken by the character Prometheus in play, 'Prometheus Bound', as translated by G.M. Cookson, in Four Plays of Aeschylus (1922), 182.
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Quotes by others about Aeschylus (1)

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. “Immortality” may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.
In A Mathematician's Apology (1940, reprint with Foreward by C.P. Snow 1992), 81.
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Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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