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 made from reading his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in the theatre and allowed conflict among them. Before this, characters interacted only with the chorus.

Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived. There is a long-standing debate regarding the authorship of one of these plays, ''Prometheus Bound''. Some believe that his son Euphorion wrote it. Fragments from other of Aeschylus' plays have survived in quotations, and more continue to be discovered on Egyptian papyrus. These fragments often give further insights into Aeschylus' work. He was probably the first dramatist to present plays as a trilogy. His ''Oresteia'' is the only extant and ancient example. At least one of his plays was influenced by the Persians' second invasion of Greece (480–479 BC). This work, ''The Persians'', is one of very few classical Greek tragedies concerned with contemporary events, and the only one extant. The significance of the war against Persia was so great to Aeschylus and the Greeks 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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by Aeschylus
Published 1777
printed by J. Crouse, in the Market-Place
Subjects: '; ...Aeschylus / Translations into English / Early works to 1800...

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by Aeschylus
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by Aeschylus
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by Aeschylus
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by Aeschylus
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by Aeschylus
Published 1777
excudebat Andreas Foulis

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

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

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

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by Aeschylus
Published 1795
published for I. Flaxman by J. Matthews
Subjects: '; ...Aeschylus / Illustrations...

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

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

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by Aeschylus
Published 1796
Excudebat Andreas Foulis

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by Aeschylus
Published 1777
excudebat Andreas Foulis

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by Sophocles
Published 1779
E typographeo Clarendoniano. Apud J. & J. Fletcher
Other Authors: '; ...Aeschylus...