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Aeschylus (c. 525 BC – 456 BC) was a renowned ancient Greek poet, dramatist, and tragedian. His surviving works include The Persians, about the Persian Wars, and The Oresteia, a trilogy recounting the death of Agamemnon and his son Orestes' revenge.


The author Aeschylus composed seven major works that have survived until this day. They include the following;[1]

  • Prometheus Bound - 430 BC
  • The Choephori - 450 BC
  • Eumenides - 458 BC
  • The Suppliants - 463 BC
  • The Seven Against Thebes - 467 BC
  • The Persians - 474 BC

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