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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 »

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in Eleusis, Greece

Died:

(age 69) in Gela, Sicily, Italy

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 2003 Die Perser (TV Movie)
 2002 Le rĂªve plus fort que la mort (Documentary) (play "The Persians")
 1998 Promithefs enantiodromon (play "Promithefs desmotis")
 1982 Oresteia (TV Movie) (plays)
 1979 Atreides (TV Movie) (excerpts)
 1979 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Atreides (1979)
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Furies (1979) ... (play)
- Grave Gifts (1979) ... (play)
- Agamemnon (1979) ... (play)
 1975 Promitheas se deftero prosopo (play "Promithefs desmotis")
 1975 Orestea (TV Movie) (plays)
 1973 Agamemnoon (TV Movie)
 1973 Les noces rouges (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 Ercole e la regina di Lidia (story based on: play "The Seven Against Thebes")
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series) (trilogy: Oresteia - 1 episode)
- Prince Orestes (1959) ... (trilogy: Oresteia)
 1930 Promithefs desmotis (play)
 1927 Promithefs desmotis (Short) (play)
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Other Works:

His play, "The House of Atreus," from the Oresteia was performed in a revival production at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Douglas Campbell (Queen Clytemnestra); Charles Keating; Len Cariou and Robin Gammell (Cassandra) in the cast. John Lewin was adapter. Tyrone Guthrie was director... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Aiskhylos | Eschyle
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Personal Quote:

Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof. See more »

Trivia:

His first saved play is "The Persians" (472 BC) and thus more ancient one, a fundamental stone for the art of theatre. The play is also the only one of the ancient Greek dramaturgy with a plot inspired not by myths which were also serving on stage as a reference to contemporary social and political events and issues like the other plays that eventually remained to the later generations, but it is... See more »

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