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Aeschylus

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Comprehensive information about Aeschylus including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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.). This educational Aeschylus resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left When a man's willing and eager the god's join in. Quote Right
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Quote Left The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance. Quote Right
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Quote Left A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie. Quote Right
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