[es-kuh-luh s or, esp. British, ee-skuh-]
- 525–456 b.c., Greek poet and dramatist.
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In all literature there is no more terrible image: Shakespeare's horror of bloodshed has more than Aeschylean intensity.The Man Shakespeare
The libretto, based upon the Aeschylean tragedy, is the work of Benkstern and has considerable literary merit.The Russian Opera
I can introduce you to a young man who has written some very powerful and apt music for the Aeschylean choruses.Ripeness is All
There is little in this play but long choral odes; yet one or two Aeschylean features are evident.Authors of Greece
T. W. Lumb
And still the Aeschylean "curse" goes on, from life to life, from Government to Government.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I
Mrs. Humphry Ward
- ?525–?456 bc, Greek dramatist, regarded as the father of Greek tragedy. Seven of his plays are extant, including Seven Against Thebes, The Persians, Prometheus Bound, and the trilogy of the Oresteia
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Word Origin and History for aeschylean
Greek Aiskhylos, Athenian soldier, poet, and playwright, Father of Tragedy (525-456 B.C.E.).
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