The House of Atreus

The House of Atreus

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by Aeschylus
     
 

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Of the life of Aeschylus, the first of the three great masters of Greek tragedy, only a very meager outline has come down to us. He was born at Eleusis, near Athens, B. C. 525, the son of Euphorion. Before he was twenty-five he began to compete for the tragic prize, but did not win a victory for twelve years. He spent two periods of years in Sicily, where he died in

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Of the life of Aeschylus, the first of the three great masters of Greek tragedy, only a very meager outline has come down to us. He was born at Eleusis, near Athens, B. C. 525, the son of Euphorion. Before he was twenty-five he began to compete for the tragic prize, but did not win a victory for twelve years. He spent two periods of years in Sicily, where he died in 456, killed, it is said, by a tortoise which an eagle dropped on his head. Though a professional writer, he did his share of fighting for his country, and is reported to have taken part in the battles of Marathon, Salamis, and Plataea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406505276
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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House of Atreus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Greek tragedy, you'll really love this. A true classic.