American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Aeschylus 525-456 B.C. Greek tragic dramatist whose plays were the first to include two actors in addition to the chorus. Only 7 of his 90 dramas survive, including the Oresteia trilogy (458).
- n. A Greek dramatic poet (525 BC - 456 BC); Aeschylus was the earliest of the three greatest Greek tragedians.
- n. historical A male given name.
- n. Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC)
- From Ancient Greek Αἰσχύλος (Aischulos). (Wiktionary)
“From classic Greece he names Aeschylus [Footnote: R.C. Robbins, _Poems of Personality_ (1909); C.le Young Rice, _Aeschylus. _] and Euripides.”
“As the dictum numina resolves the ruptura monstrum in Aeschylus’s Oresteia, here the monstrum dicta is resolved by its complement — Dionysus as the ruptura numen, in all his transgressive glory.”
“Well, if you can read through the overlay of history and fantasy, the story as told in Aeschylus’s “Prometheus Bound” is right there in front of you.”
“In part two, Cassandra, doomed by Apollo to prophesy truth to disbelievers and brought as a slave by Agamemnon from Troy, foresees that she will be murdered along with her oppressor, and yet (still recalling Aeschylus): in she went to the knife, to the killer wife to the net over her slaver, the Troy reaver, saying, 'A wipe of the sponge, that's it.”
“I had, moreover, recently made a tragic acquaintance with the Greek Drama in the person of a scoundrel called Aeschylus, whose sickening lucubrations I was forced to learn by heart, and now and then to copy out, a hundred lines at a time, till I grew to detest him.”
“Intriguingly, some of his dialogue is directly lifted from contemporary sources such as Aeschylus or later commentators like Plutarch for added effect.”
“The woman is a tragedy herself, such as Aeschylus never dreamed of.”
“Aeschylus' bronze-throat eagle-bark for blood, 'which compensates for the more than Greek -- unintelligibility of”
“With reference to Kālidāsa, he holds a position such as Aeschylus holds with reference to Euripides.”
“In ancient Greece, some of its celebrated playwrights, such as Aeschylus, used a device called the "Deus ex Machina," in order to resolved a badly tangled plot.”
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