[ es-kuh-luhs or, especially British, ee-skuh- ]
/ ˈɛs kə ləs or, especially British, ˈi skə- /


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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British Dictionary definitions for Aeschylus

/ (ˈiːskələs) /


?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 of Aeschylus

Aeschylean (ˌiːskəˈliːən), adjective
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Cultural definitions for 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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