Aeschylus

[es-kuh-luh s or, esp. British, ee-skuh-]
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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  • 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?

  • In that sense I think it was young in the time of Themistocles and Aeschylus.

  • My admiration of Aeschylus has been prodigiously increased by this reperusal.


British Dictionary definitions for aeschylus

Aeschylus

noun
  1. ?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

aeschylus in Culture

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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