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Aeschylus - Greek Plays by Aeschylus

The Greek plays of Aeschylus. Resources on ancient Greek tragedy by Aeschylus and Aeschylean drama.

Politics, Peripateia, and Morality in the Greek Tragedy of Aeschylus
Aeschylus did more than tell a good story in his tragedies. He also included themes appropriate to the venue -- a religious and civic festival where playwrights competed for a prize.

Greek Theater Study Guide
The origins of Greek drama are debated and may never be known for sure, but it is thought that they developed out of a form of ritual worship that involved a chorus of men, possibly dressed as horses, connected with the vegetation god Dionysus.

Aeschylus - Greek Tragedy
One of the three famous Greek tragedians was Aeschylus. Here are some details about the tragedies written in fifth century B.C. Athens, by Aeschylus.

Plays by Aeschylus
Online translations into English of Aeschylus' tragedies: Agamemnon, The Choephori, Eumenides, The Persians, Prometheus Bound, The Seven Against Thebes and The Suppliants.

Greek Plays
Online translations of the tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes.

Summary of The Libation Bearers
Summary of the second play in the Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus.

Aeschylus is one of a handful of Greek playwrights whose work we have in any quantity. He was the first of the major extant playwrights and contributed to making tragedy into a theatrical form we can still recognize by reducing the importance of the chorus and increasing that of the plot. Read about this poetic innovator during the Classical...

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