Aeschylus (/ˈiːskɨləs/ or /ˈɛskɨləs/; Greek: Αἰσχύλος Aiskhulos; Ancient Greek: [ai̯s.kʰý.los]) was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is also the first whose plays still survive; the others are Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: critics and scholars'... show more
Aeschylus (/ˈiːskɨləs/ or /ˈɛskɨləs/; Greek: Αἰσχύλος Aiskhulos; Ancient Greek: [ai̯s.kʰý.los]) was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is also the first whose plays still survive; the others are Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: critics and scholars' knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.
Birth date: December 24, 0524
Died: December 28, 0455
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The Persians and Other Plays is a collection of plays and commentary about plays by Aeschylus (525/4 - 456 BCE). The book contains the following: The Persians Seven Against Thebes The Suppliants Prometheus Bound Each play comes with a thorough introduction of the play itself as well as detail...
Επιλέγω να αγνοήσω τη μεταγενέστερη προσθήκη της εξόδου που θέλει να συνδέσει την αισχύλεια τραγωδία με τη σοφόκλεια [b:Αντιγόνη|6329648|Αντιγόνη|Sophocles|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1325810805s/6329648.jpg|1052210].
This was one of those works where I really wish my professor had covered it better in class so that I could fully appreciate it. We had a two hour quick summary-like breeze through all three plays, with more focus being given to "Agamemnon" than the other two, so my judgement of the work was based m...
I didn't like this one nearly as much as Persians, no matter that it's supposed to be the crown jewel of surviving Greek tragedy.I think part of it was on the translation, which I found very workmanlike and lacking in poetry. There were a couple of scenes and acts that shone through, but mostly they...
My classics lecturer mentioned that this play was rather ho-hum and in a way I am inclined to agree. However, we still need to consider that it is an Aeschylus play, which means that it was at least a generation earlier than the plays of Sophocles and Euripides. Aeschylus is considered to be one of ...