Aeschylus

Roman marble ''[[herma]]'' of Aeschylus dating to {{circa}} 30 BC, based on an earlier bronze Greek ''herma'', dating to around 340-320 BC Aeschylus (, ; ''Aiskhylos'', ; c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is often described as the father of tragedy. Academics' knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in the theater and allowed conflict among them; characters previously had interacted only with the chorus.

Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived, and there is a long-standing debate regarding his authorship of one of these plays, ''Prometheus Bound'', which some believe his son Euphorion actually wrote. Fragments of some other plays have survived in quotations and more continue to be discovered on Egyptian papyrus, often giving further insights into his work. He was probably the first dramatist to present plays as a trilogy; his ''Oresteia'' is the only ancient example of the form to have survived. At least one of his plays was influenced by the Persians' second invasion of Greece (480–479 BC). This work, ''The Persians'', is the only surviving classical Greek tragedy concerned with contemporary events (very few of that kind were ever written), and a useful source of information about its period. The significance of war in Ancient Greek culture was so great that Aeschylus' epitaph commemorates his participation in the Greek victory at Marathon while making no mention of his success as a playwright. Despite this, Aeschylus's work – particularly the ''Oresteia'' ''–'' is generally acclaimed by modern critics and scholars. Provided by Wikipedia

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Published 1746
in aedibus academicis excudebat Robertus Foulis Academiae Typographus, apud quem prostant

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Published 1796
Excudebat Andreas Foulis

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Published 1777
excudebat Andreas Foulis

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Published 1777
excudebat Andreas Foulis

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Published 1767
excudebant Richardson et Clark: et prostant apud T. Longman; T. Merrill, Cantab. J. Fletcher, Oxon. et J. Pote, Eton

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Published 1777
printed by J. Crouse, in the Market-Place
Subjects: '; ...Aeschylus / Translations into English / Early works to 1800...

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Published 1779
printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand
Subjects: '; ...Aeschylus / Translations into English / Early works to 1800...

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Published 1773
sold by T. Longman in Pater-Noster Row

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Published 1746
In Aedibus Academicis excudebat Robertus Foulis Academiae Typographus, apud quem prostant

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Published 1795
Published for ... No. 14 Strand
...Compositions from the tragedies of Aeschylus...

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Published 1746
in aedibus academicis excudebat Robertus Foulis, apud quem prostant

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Published 1795
published for I. Flaxman by J. Matthews
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Published 1779
E typographeo Clarendoniano. Apud J. & J. Fletcher
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