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Æschylus (es′ki-lus) or Aeschylus was the father of the Greek tragedy, who distinguished himself as a soldier both at Marathon and Salamis before he figured as a poet; wrote, it is said, some seventy dramas, of which only seven are extant—the "Suppliants," the "Persæ," the "Seven against Thebes," the "Prometheus Bound," the "Agamemnon," the "Choephori," and the "Eumenides," his plays being trilogies; born at Eleusis and died in Sicily (525-456 B.C.).


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Quote Left I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget. Quote Right
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Quote Left Mourn for me rather as living than as dead. Quote Right
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Quote Left Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts:
Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured
Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed
By hymns of praise. From him alone of all
The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
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Quote Left Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen. Quote Right
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Quote Left The man who does ill must suffer ill. Quote Right
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