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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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 2006 Die Orestie (TV Movie)
 2003 Die Perser (TV Movie)
 2002 Le rêve plus fort que la mort (Documentary) (play "The Persians")
 1998 Prometheus Retrogressing (play "Promithefs desmotis")
 1991 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Haudalla uhraajat (1991) ... (play - as Aiskhylos)
- Agamemnon, hallitsija (1991) ... (play - as Aiskhylos)
 1987 Vom Ende der Helden - Drei Stücke gegen den Krieg (TV Mini-Series) (Ep.: Sieben gegen Theben)
 1982 Orestie (TV Movie) (plays)
 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 Prometheus Second Person, Singular (play "Promithefs desmotis")
 1975 Orestea (TV Movie) (plays)
 1973 Agamemnoon (TV Movie)
 1973 Red Wedding (opening quotation)
 1969 Gunman of Ave Maria (story "Oresteia" - uncredited)
 1968 Die griechische Tragödie - Wesen und Wirkung (TV Mini-Series) (play)
 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")
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series) (trilogy: Oresteia - 1 episode)
- Prince Orestes (1959) ... (trilogy: Oresteia)
 1930 Prometheus Bound (play)
 1927 Prometheus Bound (Short) (play)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(1992 to 1993 season) His play, "Agamemnon," was performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Robert Lowell was translator. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Aiskhylos | Eschyle

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends. See more »


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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