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Definition of the noun aeschylus

What does aeschylus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC)
    • example: Aeschylus is not beholden to the rules of North and Hillard.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: dramatist / playwright = someone who writes plays


Who is Aeschylus?

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. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow conflict among them whereas characters previously had interacted only with the chorus.

  • also known as Esquilo, Aiskhylos, Eschyle
  • born in 0524 B.C. (2540 years ago) in Eleusis, child of Euphorion
  • ethnicity: Greeks
  • nationality: Classical Athens
  • profession: Soldier, playwright
  • parent of
  • died in 0455 B.C. (2471 years ago) in Gela of traumatic brain injury, falling tortoise
  • written works: "Prometheus Bound", "The Suppliants", "The Persians", "Oresteia", "Seven Against Thebes", "Specimens of Greek tragedy", "The plays of Aeschylus", "Scholia graeca ex codicibus aucta et emendata", "Aeschylos' Agamemnon, mit erläuternden Anmerkungen", "Aeschyli Tragoediae", "Eschyle, texte établi par Paul Mazon", "Les Perses d'Eschyle, piéce en vers", "The Choëphore", "Aischylou Agamemnōn", "Tragödien und Fragmente", "Eumenides", "The house of Atreus", "Seven plays in English verse by Lewis Campbell", "Die Fragmente der Tragödien des Aischylos", "Nine Greek dramas", "Orestea, Agamemnon, Choephori, Eumenides", "The Prometheus of Aeschylus; and, the Electra of Sophocles", "Tragōdiai hepta", "Aeschyli Eumenides", "Six Greek Tragedies", "Aeschylos", "Prometheus Bound and Other Plays", "Aeschylus I", "Aeschylus II", "Agamemnon", "Prometheus", "The serpent son", "Choephori", "The suppliant women ", "Aischylou Iketides", "The tragedies of Aeschylos", "The Libation Bearers", "Myrmidons", "Nereids", "Phrygians", "Niobe", "Orestiada, La", "Siete Tragedias, Las", "La Orestea", "Tragedias Completas", "Agamenon", "Las Siete Tragedias", "Prometheus the Fire-Bringer", "Achilleis"


  1. "Aeschylus" is a book by Lewis Campbell.
    • subject: Drama
  2. "Aeschylus" is a book by Gilbert Murray.
    • also known as "Aeschylus, the creator of tragedy"
  3. "Aeschylus" is a book by Lois Spatz.
  4. "Aeschylus" is a book by Malcolm MacLaren.
    • also known as "Aeschylus. Choephori 770-74, with a consideration of hypokrisis"
  5. "Aeschylus" is a book by Isabelle Torrance.
    • also known as "Aeschylus: Seven against Thebes"

There are many other writings with this title.

Phrases with Aeschylus

  1. Coeliades Aeschylus
  2. Species Coeliades Aeschylus
  3. Camponotus perroti aeschylus
  4. Subspecies Camponotus Perroti Aeschylus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aeschylus

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Google previewA Novel Approach to Theatre (1997)

From Adams to Zola by Linda Sarver, Tom Markus

Aeschylus is a classic playwright, Albee has yet to be tested in the crucible of time. As with these composers, painters, and playwrights, so with the novelists who approach theatre. Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship is a classic, when ...

Google previewThe Complete Sophocles (2009)

Volume II: Electra and Other Plays by Sophocles

Thus Aeschylus refers to the “mutable misfortunes of men” (ta aiol' kaka, Suppliants 328), ...

Google previewReading Women's Worlds from Christine de Pizan to Doris Lessing (2011)

A Guide to Six Centuries of Women Writers Imagining Rooms of Their Own by S. Jansen

” In The Suppliant Maidens, the Greek playwright Aeschylus refers to them as both Paradise ...

Google previewMore Classics Revisited (1989)

by Kenneth Rexroth, Bradford Morrow

Aeschylus is the dramatist of the newly evolved imperial city- state, Sophocles of its prime, and Euripides of megalopolis, and yet they were almost ...

Google previewAbingdon New Testament Commentaries: Revelation (2011)

by Leonard L. Thompson

Aeschylus refers to plagues from Zeus (Agamemnon 367).

Google previewTragoediae: Linwood, William. Lexicon to Aeschylus (1847)

by Aeschylus

that of pleasure, as in this passage of AEschylus, and that of by the will of at the behest of in which it so often occurs in Homer ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2002)

by Sean Sheehan

Heracles Jason and the Argonauts Medusa Myth Narcissus Odysseus Oedipus Pandora Pegasus Perseus Satyrs Sirens Theseus Trojan War Theatre & Drama Aeschylus Aristophanes Chorus Dionysia Drama Euripides Festivals Sophocles ...

Google previewThe Dream Encyclopedia (2009)

by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Aeschylus, in particular, said that dream interpretation was one of the most important inventions of Prometheus. One of the primary functions of dreams in Greek tragedy, where a fundamental element is the conflict between fate and individual ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of World History (2006)

by John J. Butt

Battle of Adrianople, Battle of Aegean City- States Aeneid, The Aeolian Greeks Aeschylus Afghanistan, Twentieth-Century African Charter on Human and People's Rights African Colonialism African Decolonization African Diaspora African ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

fleeting as a bird's poise —Edith Wharton Fleeting as a dream of night lost in the garish day —Aeschylus Fleeting as a raspberry season —Line from tele— vision drama ...

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Aeschylus Meaning

Video shows what Aeschylus means. A Greek dramatic poet (525 BC - 456 BC); Aeschylus was the earliest of the three greatest Greek tragedians.. Aeschylus ...

Quotes about Aeschylus

Time as he grows old teaches all things. (Aeschylus)
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Scrabble value of A1E1S1C3H4Y4L1U1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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