Aeschylus of Athens
(1,758 words)

b. 525/4 BC in the Attic deme of Eleusis;

d. 456/5 BC in Gela (Sicily);

Greek writer of tragedies and satyr plays.


Of the possibly 90 plays, seven tragedies have been preserved. The Oresteia

Cite this page
Landfester, Manfred, “Aeschylus of Athens”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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