Greek - (525-456 BC). A dramatist and poet. He wrote some ninety plays of which seven survive. These are the trilogy Agamemnon, Choephorae (The Libation Bearers) and Eumenides known as Oresteia, together with Prometheus Bound, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians and The Suppliant Women. He was said to have been killed when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head. In some references, referred to as Aeschylus, Aiskhulos or Aiskhulos.

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