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Æsʹchylus (Greek, Aισχνλoζ)

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the most sublime of the Greek tragic poets. He wrote 90 plays, only 7 of which are now extant. Æschylus was killed by a tortoise thrown by an eagle (to break the shell) against his bald head, which it mistook for a stone (B.C. 535–466). See Horace, Ars Poetĭca, 278.

Pronounce Eesʹ-ke-lus.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Æneas
Æneid
Æolic Digamma
Æolic Mode
Æolus
Æon (Greek, aion)
Æra
Aèrated Bread
Aërated Water
Aerians
Æschylus (Greek, Aισχνλoζ)
Æschylus of France
Æsculapius
Æsir
Æson’s Bath
Æsonian Hero (The)
Æsop’s Fables
Aetites
Ætolian Hero (The)
Affable
Affect

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Æs`chylus