Aeschylus

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

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

Related formsAes·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 aeschylus

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 FormsAeschylean (ˌiːskəˈliːən), adjective

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Word Origin and History for aeschylus

Aeschylus

Greek Aiskhylos, Athenian soldier, poet, and playwright, Father of Tragedy (525-456 B.C.E.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for aeschylus

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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