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Fragment aus dem Aischylos

Language: German (Deutsch) after the German (Deutsch)

So wird der Mann, der sonder Zwang gerecht ist,
Nicht unglücklich sein;
Versinken ganz in Elend kann er nimmer.
Indes der frevelnde Verbrecher
Im Strome der Zeit gewaltsam [untergeht]1,
Wenn am zerschmetterten Maste
Das Wetter die Segel ergreift.

Er ruft, von keinem Ohr vernommen,
Kämpft in des Strudels Mitte, hoffnungslos.
Des Frevlers lacht die Gottheit [nun]2,
Sieht ihn, nun nicht mehr stolz,
In Banden der Not verstrickt,
Umsonst die Felsbank fliehn;
An der Vergeltung Fels scheitert sein Glück,
Und unbeweint versinkt er.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Note: Mayrhofer did not translate this excerpt directly from Aeschylus, he rather made an adaption of the translation by Friedrich Stolberg.

1 Schubert (first version): "untersinkt"
2 Schubert (first version): "jetzt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Fragment d’Èsquil", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Fragment uit Aischylos", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (T. P. (Peter) Perrin) , "Fragment from Aeschylus", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Fragment d'Eschyle", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-02-04 23:19:25

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