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One of the most successful playwrights of ancient Greece, Aeschylus wrote nearly 90 plays, but today only 7 survive. Credited with introducing a second actor onstage, his plays retell the battles, victories, and social ramifications of life in the golden days of Athens. These plays are 2,500 years old and still performed, for they speak directly to the human psyche.
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Background of Greek Tragedy.
Aristotle on Tragedy.
Life of Aeschylus.
Extant Dramatic Works of Aeschylus.
The Mythological Background.
Review Questions and Essay Topics.