Aeschylus the father of tragedy and one of the three great ancient Greek tragedians. Writing seventy to ninety plays in his life time only a few remain to be read today. With his death his tragedies became the only ones that can be restaged in following competitions. Aeschylus gravestone reads Beneath this stone lies Aeschylus, son of Euphorion, the Athenian, who perished in the wheat-bearing land of Gela; of his noble prowess the grove of Marathon can speak, and the long-haired Persian knows it well.
Literature-Fiction, Ancient-Medieval-Literature, Greek,