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450s BCE in History

459 BCE The Sicilian town of Morgantina is destroyed by Ducetius, according to the famous Greek historian Diodorus Siculus.
458 BCE The Athenian playwright Aeschylus completes his famous work The Oresteia.
456 BCE The temple of Zeus in the Greek city Olympia is finished.
455 BCE Euripides presents his earliest known tragedy, Peliades, in the Athenian festival of Dionysia.
454 BCE Pericles leads a naval expedition in the Corinthian Gulf, in which Athens defeats Achaea
451 BCE An Athenian law sponsored by Pericles is passed giving citizenship only to those born of Athenian parents. This marks an end to the policy where residents who were from other cities could be given an honourable status.
450 BCE The Temple of Theseus is completed in Athens.

Deaths in 450s BCE
Aeschylus 456 BCE




Quotes in 450s BCE
Aeschylus
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
I know how men in feed on dreams of hope.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
Suffering brings experience.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Libation Bearers, 458 BCE)
Call no man happy till he is dead.
Variant: Only when man's life comes to its end in prosperity can one call that man happy.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
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