Aeschylus (c. 524 BC - c. 455 BC) was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived, the others being Sophocles and Euripides, and is often recognized as the father of tragedy.
Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylusby Aeschylus
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PROMETHEUS BOUND and THE SEVEN AGAINST THEBES features two dramas attributed to Aeschylus. Of the two, SEVEN AGAINST THEBES is the older, having first been performed in 467 BC. It tells of two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, who agree to share the throne of Thebes. After a year this arrangement breaks down, leading to fratricide and civil war.
In PROMETHEUS BOUND (doubtfully attributed to Aeschylus), the story of the Titan, Prometheus, and his punishments from Zeus are told.
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