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Aeschylus

Pronunciation: /ˈiːskɪləs/
(Circa 525-circa 456 bc), Greek playwright. Aeschylus is best known for his trilogy the Oresteia (458 bc, consisting of the tragedies Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides), which tells the story of Agamemnon’s murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra and the vengeance of their son Orestes.

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