[es-kuh-luh s or, esp. British, ee-skuh-]
- 525–456 b.c., Greek poet and dramatist.
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Aeschylus wrote some 90 plays and Sophocles about 120; seven from each of them have survived.The Book That Changed the World
October 7, 2011
There was no 'second or third' to Aeschylus and Sophocles in the generation which followed them.
Why not, as Aeschylus says, utter the word which rises to our lips?
And did you not, moreover, sing the praises of Aeschylus of Phlius in my ears and mine in his?The Symposium
In that sense I think it was young in the time of Themistocles and Aeschylus.The Legacy of Greece
My admiration of Aeschylus has been prodigiously increased by this reperusal.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
- ?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 aeschylus
Greek Aiskhylos, Athenian soldier, poet, and playwright, Father of Tragedy (525-456 B.C.E.).
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