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Aeschylus (525–456)

Aeschylus is considered by some as the greatest writer ever to walk the face of earth. He was born to a noble family in Elefsinia, a few miles from Athens. The greatest festival in his hometown was the Elefsinia Mysteria, a dramatic imitation of nature's awakening in spring. Aeschylus is the founder of the classic Ancient Greek drama and was the ... See full bio »


in Eleusis, Greece


(age 69) in Gela, Sicily, Italy

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Hercules Unchained
Wedding in Blood
Les perses
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 2003 Die Perser (TV Movie)
 2002 Le rêve plus fort que la mort (Documentary) (play "The Persians")
 1998 Prometheus Retrogressing (play "Promithefs desmotis")
 1982 Oresteia (TV Movie) (plays)
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Furies (1979) ... (play)
- Grave Gifts (1979) ... (play)
- Agamemnon (1979) ... (play)
 1979 Atreides (TV Movie) (excerpts)
 1975 Prometheus Second Person, Singular (play "Promithefs desmotis")
 1975 Orestea (TV Movie) (plays)
 1973 Agamemnon (TV Movie)
 1973 Wedding in Blood (opening quotation)
 1969 Forgotten Pistolero (story "Oresteia" - uncredited)
 1967 The Illiac Passion (play "Prometheus Bound")
 1967 I persiani (TV Movie) (play)
 1967/II Agamemnon (TV Movie) (play "Agamemnon" - as Aiskhylos)
 1967/I Agamemnon (TV Movie)
 1961 Les perses (TV Movie) (play - as Eschyle)
 1959 The Family Reunion (TV Movie) (based on "The Oresteia")
 1959 Hercules Unchained (story based on: play "The Seven Against Thebes")
 1930 Prometheus Bound (play)

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Other Works:

(September 26 to October 24, 1993) His play, "The Persians," was adapted by Robert Auletta in an American premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California for the Fall Festival. Hamza El Din was composer and performer. Peter Sellars was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Aiskhylos | Eschyle

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Time as he grows old teaches all things. See more »

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