Aeschylus

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Aes·chy·lus

 (ĕs′kə-ləs, ē′skə-) 525-456 bc.
Greek tragic dramatist whose plays were the first to include two actors in addition to the chorus. Only 7 of his 90 dramas survive, including the Oresteia trilogy (458).

Aes′chy·le′an (-lē′ən) adj.

Aeschylus

(ˈiːskələs)
n
(Biography) ?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
Aeschylean adj

Aes•chy•lus

(ˈɛs kə ləs)

n.
525–456 B.C., Greek poet and playwright.
Aes`chy•le′an, adj.
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Translations
Aeschylus

Aeschylus

[ˈiːskɪləs] NEsquilo

Aeschylus

nAischylos m, → Äschylus m

Aeschylus

[ˈiːskələs] nEschilo
References in classic literature ?
And at his side let us place the just man in his nobleness and simplicity, wishing, as Aeschylus says, to be and not to seem good.
The student may read Homer or AEschylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulate their heroes, and consecrate morning hours to their pages.
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is based on this legend.
Irwine~s elbow, lay the first volume of the Foulis AEschylus, which Arthur knew well by sight; and the silver coffee- pot, which Carroll was bringing in, sent forth a fragrant steam which completed the delights of a bachelor breakfast.
There was nothing down to poor poetry,--properly speaking, that which persisted in vegetating in manuscripts,--which was not forced, in order to make something of itself, to come and frame itself in the edifice in the shape of a hymn or of prose; the same part, after all, which the tragedies of AEschylus had played in the sacerdotal festivals of Greece; Genesis, in the temple of Solomon.