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His play The Persians remains a good primary source of information about this period in Greek history. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Romancia rated it liked it Feb 06, But in the interim, his dramatic career was interrupted by war. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Closedforfall rated it really liked it Oct 21, After fifteen years, his skill was great enough to win a prize for his plays at Athens’ annual city Dionysia sopholce competition.

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His family was both wealthy and well-established; his father Euphorion was a member of the Eupatridae, the ancient nobility of Attica. Victor Henry Debidour Translator.


Return to Book Page. Snake rated it really liked it Sep 25, Lapausetheblog rated it really liked it Aug 17, Read more Read less. Unfortunately, only seven of an estimated 70 plays by Aeschylus have survived into modern times; one of these plays, Prometheus Boundis sometimes thought not to be the work of Aeschylus. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Aeschylus was one of many Greeks who had been initiated into the Eleusinian Mysteries, a cult to Demeter based in his hometown of Eleusis.

According to some sources, an angry mob tried to kill Aeschylus on the spot, but he fled the scene. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Edgard rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Firm details of the Mysteries’ specific rites are sparse, as members were sworn under the penalty of death not to reveal anything about the Mysteries to non-initiates. Natasha rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

As soon as he woke from the dream, the young Aeschylus began writing a tragedy, and his first performance took place in BC, when he was only 26 years old. The armies of the Persian Empire, which had already conquered the Greek city-states of Ionia, entered mainland Greece in the hopes of conquering it as well.

Get to Know Us. As the name implies, members of the cult were supposed to have gained some sort of mystical, secret knowledge. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. When he stood trial for his offense, Aeschylus pleaded ignorance and was only spared because of his brave service in the Elechre Wars. Nima Jahanbin rated it it was amazing Jun 06, According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow for sophoclle among them; previously, characters interacted only with the chorus.


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Nikita rated it really liked it May 17, Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. As a youth, he worked at a vineyard until, according to the 2nd-century AD geographer Pausanias, the god Dionysus visited him in his sleep and commanded him to turn his attention electrs the nascent art of tragedy.