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  • 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).

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  • proper noun A Greek dramatic poet (525 BC - 456 BC); Aeschylus was the earliest of the three greatest Greek tragedians.
  • proper noun historical A male given name.

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  • noun Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC)

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Αἰσχύλος (Aischulos).

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