Aeschylus, Vol. 1 of 2: Suppliant Maidens, Persians, Prometheus, Seven Against Thebes (Classic Reprint) by Herbert Weir SmythAeschylus, Vol. 1 of 2: Suppliant Maidens, Persians, Prometheus, Seven Against Thebes (Classic Reprint) by Herbert Weir Smyth

Aeschylus, Vol. 1 of 2: Suppliant Maidens, Persians, Prometheus, Seven Against Thebes (Classic…

byHerbert Weir Smyth

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Excerpt from Aeschylus, Vol. 1 of 2: Suppliant Maidens, Persians, Prometheus, Seven Against Thebes

But this transformation of the older Athens was scarcely more rapid or more profound than that of the tragic art under the hand of its true founder. The art of literature, as that of architecture and sculpture, displayed at this period a rapidity of evolution unequalled in history.

Aeschylus exhibited his first play in 499, only thirty years after Peisistratus, who tempered tyranny with patronage of the arts, had established, as a public institution, the annual contest in tragedy at the festival of the City Dionysia. In this contest Thespis, reputed the first tragic poet, whose plays had heretofore been produced at village celebrations, won the prize. Aeschylus' first victory was gained in 484, four years before the battle of Salamis, and from that date till his death in 456 he was the master tragic poet of his time.

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Title:Aeschylus, Vol. 1 of 2: Suppliant Maidens, Persians, Prometheus, Seven Against Thebes (Classic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:474 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.95 inPublished:November 30, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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