Marathon

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Author: G.H. Betz
Published: 1895
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 37,996 / 126 pg
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 379
Added to site: 2010.09.06
mnybks.net#: 28915
Origin: gutenberg.org
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r het wisselen dezer woorden den tocht huiswaarts aangevangen. Nog even zagen zij in het oosten den in de lengte uitgerekten Hymettos zich roos- en purperkleurig verven, als de zon verdween en na eene korte, wonderschoone wisseling van tinten, de duisternis inviel. Zij deden door de hen vergezellende slaven toortsen ontsteken en daalden langs de eenige toegankelijke zijde van de akropolis naar Athene af.

«Zoo vaak ik u hoor, Aischylos,» zeide Simon, «hetzij door het masker van den tooneelspeler, hetzij als thans in vriendschappelijk gesprek, breng ik mijn dank den goden, dat zij zich het lot der zorgbeladen stervelingen aangetrokken en hun de Muzen en den Muzenleider Apollon terzijde hebben gesteld. En met smachtend verlangen zie ik de aanstaande Dionysosfeesten tegemoet, die ons wederom de gelegenheid zullen schenken, uw gulden taal te hooren en uwe diepzinnige gedachten in ons op te nemen.»

«Ik sprak zooeven, Simon,» liet Aischylos hooren, «van het men

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