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Questions tagged [aeschylus]

Questions about the works of the ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus (c. 525–c. 455 BCE). His surviving works include 'The Persians', 'Seven Against Thebes' and 'The Oresteia'. Questions about his works should be tagged with [greek-literature].

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Did the play “Prometheus the Fire-Bringer” provide an aetiology for a festival honouring Prometheus?

The Wikipedia article on the lost play Prometheus the Fire-Bringer attributed to Aeschylus tells us: Finally, Athenaeus wrote of a contemporary Athenian festival dedicated to Prometheus: Aeschylus ...
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What evidence confirmed a late date for Aeschylus’ “The Suppliants”?

The Wikipedia article on the play The Suppliants by Aeschylus tells us: It was long thought to be the earliest surviving play by Aeschylus due to the relatively anachronistic function of the chorus ...
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Looking for an Aeschylus quote mistranslated from Polish

I am working through a book of poetry by Tadeusz Miciński, a Polish writer who was active toward the end of the 19th century. The book is called "W mroku gwiazd" or "In the Twilight of the Stars" and ...
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