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Aeschylus (ca. 525 B.C. - 456 B.C.)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Ancient Greek tragedian, in Athens. He is often described as the father of tragedy.According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in the theater and allowed conflict among them; characters previously had interacted only with the chorus. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived, and there is a long-standing debate regarding his authorship of one of these plays, Prometheus Bound, which some believe was ritten by his son, Euphorion.


Born: ca. 525 B.C. in Eleusis

Died: 456 B.C.

Gender: Male

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