Aeschylus

Aeschylus

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.

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Source/Notes: Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (2013 edition), University of Chicago Press - ISBN: 9780226311487