525–456 b.c., Greek poet and dramatist.
- Aes·chy·le·an [es-kuh-lee-uhn or, especially British, ee-skuh-], /ˌɛs kəˈli ən or, especially British, ˌi skə-/, adjective
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How to use Aeschylus in a sentence
Aeschylus wrote some 90 plays and Sophocles about 120; seven from each of them have survived.
The earliest of the passages now in question comes from the poet Pratinas, a contemporary of Aeschylus.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
Perhaps the gods and demons of Aeschylus may best bear a comparison with the angels and devils of Milton.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII | John Lord
What the Greeks only suspected we know well; what their Aeschylus imagined our nursery children feel.Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
But certainly more sense and less syntax (good or bad) in translations of Aeschylus might be a relief.Instigations | Ezra Pound
For this liberty I have the example of Aeschylus, the creator of tragedy, and Sophocles, the greatest master of his art.The Bride of Messina | Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for Aeschylus
?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
- Aeschylean (ˌiːskəˈliːən), adjective
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Cultural definitions for Aeschylus
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