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Aeschylus was born at Eleusis of a noble family. He fought at the Battle of Marathon (490 b.c.), where a small Greek band heroically defeated the invading Persians. At the time of his death in Sicily, Athens was in its golden age. In all of his extant works, his intense love of Greece and Athens mostra altro finds expression. Of the nearly 90 plays attributed to him, only 7 survive. These are The Persians (produced in 472 b.c.), Seven against Thebes (467 b.c.), The Oresteia (458 b.c.)---which includes Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides (or Furies) --- Suppliants (463 b.c.), and Prometheus Bound (c.460 b.c.). Six of the seven present mythological stories. The ornate language creates a mood of tragedy and reinforces the already stylized character of the Greek theater. Aeschylus called his prodigious output "dry scraps from Homer's banquet," because his plots and solemn language are derived from the epic poet. But a more accurate summation of Aeschylus would emphasize his grandeur of mind and spirit and the tragic dignity of his language. Because of his patriotism and belief in divine providence, there is a profound moral order to his plays. Characters such as Clytemnestra, Orestes, and Prometheus personify a great passion or principle. As individuals they conflict with divine will, but, ultimately, justice prevails. Aeschylus's introduction of the second actor made real theater possible, because the two could address each other and act several roles. His successors imitated his costumes, dances, spectacular effects, long descriptions, choral refrains, invocations, and dialogue. Swinburne's (see Vol. 1) enthusiasm for The Oresteia sums up all praises of Aeschylus; he called it simply "the greatest achievement of the human mind." Because of his great achievements, Aeschylus might be considered the "father of tragedy." (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno


Opere di Aeschylus

Orestea (0458) — Autore — 10,106 copie
Il Prometeo incatenato (0480) 1,225 copie
Tutte le tragedie (0499) 1,026 copie
Agamemnon (0458) 766 copie
The Persians (0472) — Autore — 442 copie
I sette contro Tebe (0467) 306 copie
Choephoroe (1923) 169 copie
ˆLe ‰supplici (1975) — Autore — 151 copie
Five Great Greek Tragedies (Thrift Edition) (1994) — Collaboratore — 80 copie
The House of Atreus (0524) 42 copie
L'Orestiade (1952) 25 copie
Görög drámák (1975) 16 copie
Obras completas (2012) 11 copie
Aeschylus 8 copie
Aeschylus Persae (1982) 8 copie
Tragödien und Fragmente (1938) — Autore — 7 copie
Greske dramaer (1975) 5 copie
Aeschyli Supplices (1992) 5 copie
Grčke tragedije (2004) 5 copie
Prometeo encadenado (2015) 5 copie
Teatro Grego 4 copie
Los persas (1996) 4 copie
Antikinės tragedijos (1988) 3 copie
Las Euménides (1999) 3 copie
The Suppliants, Volume 2 (1980) 3 copie
Aeschylus Choephoroi (2015) 3 copie
Mourir pour Troie (2007) 3 copie
The dramas of Aeschylus (2018) 3 copie
Teatro completo (1990) 3 copie
Aiszkhülosz drámái (1985) 3 copie
The Oresteia 3 copie
Drammi satireschi (2004) 3 copie
Tragedie (2005) 3 copie
De sju mot Thebe (0467) 3 copie
Sengrieķu traģēdijas — Autore — 3 copie
Aeschylus 3 copie
Coeforas 2 copie
Görög drámák (1991) 2 copie
Traxedias (1999) 2 copie
Three other Theban plays (2016) 2 copie
Aeschylus Complete Plays (1978) 2 copie
Πέρσαι (1992) 2 copie
Prométhée enchaîné (1999) 2 copie
Los persas 2 copie
Promencha 2 copie
Sämtliche Tragödien (1984) 2 copie
Antike Tragödien (2013) 2 copie
The Complete Aeschylus (2013) 2 copie
Greek Drama (1982) 2 copie
SIETE TRAGEDIAS, LAS (2013) 2 copie
Prometeo incatenato (1994) 2 copie
Elektra 2 copie
Classic Greek drama (1996) 2 copie
Orestíada (2012) 2 copie
Tragedie 2 copie
Prometeusz skowany (2002) 2 copie
Prometheus Bound (2017) 2 copie
Orestia 1 copia
Eumeniderna 1 copia
Gravoffret 1 copia
Perzen 1 copia
Le tragedie (1989) 1 copia
COEFERE 1 copia
Antike Tragödien (1992) 1 copia
Orestien 1 copia
Трагедии (2001) 1 copia
Das Totenopfer, (1944) 1 copia
Coéforas 1 copia
Les Danas 1 copia
Théâtre d'eschyle (1956) 1 copia
Les perses 1 copia
Tragedias griegas (1983) 1 copia
Théatre complet (1964) 1 copia
The Persians 1 copia
Eumenides 1 copia
The Libation-Bearers (2013) 1 copia
The Oresteia (2018) 1 copia
Les Euménides (2014) 1 copia
Os Persas 1 copia
Tragici greci 1 copia
The Persae 1 copia
Πέρσαι 1 copia
Electra 1 copia
Four Plays 1 copia
The Serpent Son - Oresteia — Autore — 1 copia
Aischylos 1 copia
Trageodiae. 1 copia
De Perzen 1 copia
Antígone 1 copia
Els Perses (2013) 1 copia
Tragèdies (1932) 1 copia
The Eumenides 1 copia
Agamemnon & Medea — Autore — 1 copia
Περσαι 1 copia
ΠΕΡΣΑΙ 1 copia
Oresteia 1 copia
The Oresteia 1 copia
Les Perses 1 copia
The Plays 1 copia
Prometeo Ligita (1982) 1 copia
House of Atreus Trilogy (1949) 1 copia
Smeekelingen 1 copia
Eumenieden 1 copia
Agememnon; (2010) 1 copia
Agamemnon 1 copia

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Greek Tragedies, Volume 1 (1960) — Collaboratore — 1,405 copie
Electra [3 plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides] (1989) — Auteur, alcune edizioni683 copie
Greek tragedies, Volume 3 (1960) — Collaboratore — 652 copie
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Collaboratore — 545 copie
Greek tragedies, Volume 2 (1960) — Collaboratore — 481 copie
Greek Drama (Bantam Classics) (0405) — Collaboratore — 480 copie
Seven Famous Greek Plays (1938) — Collaboratore — 421 copie
The Portable Greek Reader (1948) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni396 copie
Eight Great Tragedies (1957) — Collaboratore — 385 copie
Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations (1957) — Collaboratore — 308 copie
The Complete Greek tragedies (1953) — Collaboratore — 203 copie
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Collaboratore — 179 copie
An Anthology of Greek Drama: First Series (1949) — Autore — 135 copie
Four Greek Plays (1960) — Collaboratore — 78 copie
Four Famous Greek Plays (1777) — Collaboratore — 77 copie
Treasury of the Theatre: From Aeschylus to Ostrovsky (1967) — Collaboratore — 48 copie
An Anthology of Greek Drama: Second Series (1954) — Autore — 47 copie
Nine Great Plays: From Aeschylus to Eliot (Revised Edition) (1950) — Collaboratore; Collaboratore — 24 copie
East and Other Plays (Playscripts) (1977) — Adapted from, alcune edizioni15 copie
Drama (Outline of Knowledge, Vol. XVII) (2007) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
Agamenon / Hippolytus / Oedipus the King (1960) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Drie Griekse tragedies (1961) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
Grieksche lyriek in Nederlandsche verzen — Collaboratore — 3 copie


Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Altri nomi
Data di nascita
c. 525 BCE
Data di morte
c. 456 BCE
Luogo di sepoltura
Gela, Sicily
Luogo di nascita
Eleusis, Attica, Greece
Luogo di morte
Gela, Sicily
Causa della morte
Hit in head with shellfish dropped by a passing eagle
Luogo di residenza
Athens, Greece
Eleusis, Greece
Syracuse, Sicily
Gela, Sicily
Attività lavorative
Premi e riconoscimenti
13 victories at the Athens Dionysia
Breve biografia
Aeschylus was an ancient Greek playwright. He is credited with an estimated 92 plays, though only seven have survived into modern times. He is known to have fought at the Battle of Marathon (490 BCE), which influenced his Persians (the only surviving Greek tragedy based on contemporary events) and probably at the Battle of Salamis (480).
Born at Eleusis in 525 BCE, he started producing tragedies at Athens in 499, and had his first victory in 484. He visited Sicily at least twice, and died there at Gela in 456.




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