The Persians by Aeschylus
Aeschylus (c.525 BC to c.456 BC) was one of the three great Greek tragic
dramatists whose works have survived. Of his many plays, seven still remain.
Aeschylus may have fought against the Persians at Marathon (490 BC), and he
did so again at Salamis (480 BC). According to tradition, he died from being
hit with a tortoise dropped by an eagle. After his death, the Athenians, as
a mark of respect, permitted his works to be restaged in their annual
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