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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 Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen. Quote Right
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Quote Left Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery. 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 For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune. Quote Right
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Quote Left You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense. Quote Right
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