Aeschylus

[ es-kuh-luh s or, esp. British, ee-skuh- ]
/ ˈɛs kə ləs or, esp. British, ˈi skə- /

noun

525–456 b.c., Greek poet and dramatist.

Related forms

Aes·chy·le·an [es-kuh-lee-uh n or, esp. British, ee-skuh-] /ˌɛs kəˈli ən or, esp. British, ˌi skə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aeschylean

Aeschylus

/ (ˈiːskələs) /

noun

?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

Derived Forms

Aeschylean (ˌiːskəˈliːən), adjective
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Culture definitions for aeschylean

Aeschylus

[ (es-kuh-luhs) ]

An ancient Greek poet, often considered the founder of tragedy. He was the first of the three great Greek authors of tragedies, preceding Sophocles and Euripides.

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