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

Aeschylus wrote some 90 plays and Sophocles about 120; seven from each of them have survived.
The Book That Changed the World Jimmy So October 6, 2011

Historical Examples

And nineteen of his plays have survived to our own day as against seven each of Aeschylus and Sophocles.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

My admiration of Aeschylus has been prodigiously increased by this reperusal.
Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan

There is a similar fragment of Aeschylus, Danaides, also quoted by Athenaeus.
Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

There was no ‘second or third’ to Aeschylus and Sophocles in the generation which followed them.
The Republic Plato

Pratinas, the contemporary of Aeschylus, did not long attempt to vie with his mighty rival in his own line 12.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

And did you not, moreover, sing the praises of Aeschylus of Phlius in my ears and mine in his?
The Symposium Xenophon

The earliest of the passages now in question comes from the poet Pratinas, a contemporary of Aeschylus.
The Modes of Ancient Greek Music David Binning Monro

Do you ever look at the Latin translation when you read Aeschylus?
Ernest Maltravers, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In Aeschylus’ dramas the will of the gods tended to override human responsibility.
Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb

?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

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