Who is Aeschylus

Aeschylus (UK: , US: ; Greek: Αἰσχύλος Aiskhýlos; c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian, and is often described as the father of tragedy. Academic knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier Greek tragedy is largely based on inferences made from reading his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in the theatre and allowed conflict among them. Formerly, characters interacted only with the chorus.Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived. There is a long-standing debate regarding the authorship of one of them, Prometheus Bound, with some scholars arguing that it may be the work of his son Euphorion. Fragments from other plays have survived in quotations, and more cont...
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Aeschylus Poems

  • The Beacon Fires
    A GLEAM -- a gleam -- from Ida's height,
    By the Fire-god sent, it came;
    From watch to watch it leapt, that light,
    As a rider rode the flame! ...
  • Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake
    Earth is rocking in space!
    And the thunders crash up with a roar upon roar,
    And the eddying lightnings flash fire in my face,
    And the whirlwinds are whirling the dust round and round-- ...
  • Fragment From Aeschylus
    The man who rightly acts without coercion
    Will not be grieved, can never wholly sink in wretchedness;
    While the lawless criminal is forcibly dragged under
    In the current of time when from the shattered mast ...
  • The Appointed Time
    Yet though a man gets many wounds in breast,
    He dieth not, unless the appointed time,
    The limit of his life's span, coincide;
    Nor does the man who by the hearth at home ...
  • Song Of The Furies
    Up and lead the dance of Fate!
    Lift the song that mortals hate!
    Tell what rights are ours on earth,
    Over all of human birth. ...
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Never 6 Fire 5 Mother 5 Fate 5 Time 5 Light 5 Earth 5 Hear 5 Holy 4 Father 4

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Omukarum: who, except the gods, / can live time through forever without any pain?~aeschylus
Permafrost2080: "make all mankind your enemy, not the gods" aeschylus, the libation bearers
Elizabethw76642: and one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness and he will never come to utter ruin.,aeschylus,free, free will, never ,
Cerebralwisdom: wrong must not win by technicalities. - aeschylus
Mpw1689: completed: homer, aeschylus, sophocles, euripides, aristophanes, herodotus, thucydides, plato, aristotle, hippocrates, galen current: euclid next: archimedes
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Sonnet 11: As Fast As Thou Shalt Wane, So Fast Thou Grow'st
 by William Shakespeare

As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
In one of thine, from that which thou departest,
And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow'st,
Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest.
Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase;
Without this folly, age, and cold decay,
If all were minded so, the times should cease,
And threescore year would make the world away.

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