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List of Aeschylus plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Aeschylus, playwright. This Aeschylus plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Aeschylus characters. This list of plays by Aeschylus is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. You can rank all of these items, from Oresteia to Seven Against Thebes. What plays did Aeschylus write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Aeschylus and can help you decide, "What are the best Aeschylus plays?" (5 items)
Oresteia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Aeschylus Plays List
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The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. When originally performed it was accompanied by Proteus, a satyr play that would have been performed following the trilogy. Proteus has not survived. In all likelihood the term "Oresteia" originally referred to all four plays; today, however, it is generally used to designate the surviving trilogy. The only extant example of an ancient Greek theater trilogy, the Oresteia was originally performed at the Dionysia festival in Athens in 458 BC, where it won first prize. Principal themes of the trilogy include the differences between revenge and justice, as well as the shift ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Aeschylus

Characters: Cassandra, Agamemnon, Athena, Apollo, Clytemnestra, + more

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#53 on 300+ Great Books of the Western World

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Prometheus Bound is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Aeschylus Plays List
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Prometheus Bound is an Ancient Greek tragedy. In antiquity, this drama was attributed to Aeschylus, but is now considered by some scholars to be the work of another hand, perhaps one as late as c. 415 BC. Despite these doubts of authorship, the play's designation as Aeschylean has remained conventional. The tragedy is based on the myth of Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gives fire to humanity, acts for which he is subjected to perpetual punishment. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Aeschylus

Characters: Hermes, Hephaestus, Io, Prometheus, Oceanus, + more

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Seven Against Thebes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Aeschylus Plays List
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Seven against Thebes is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to as the Oedipodea. It concerns the battle between an Argive army led by Polynices and the army of Thebes led by Eteocles and his supporters. The trilogy won the first prize at the City Dionysia. The trilogy's first two plays, Laius and Oedipus, as well as the satyr play Sphinx, are no longer extant. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Aeschylus

Characters: Polynices

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#69 on 300+ Great Books of the Western World

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The Persians is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Aeschylus Plays List
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The Persians is an ancient Greek tragedy written during the Classical period of Ancient Greece by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus. It is the second and only surviving part of a now otherwise lost trilogy that won the first prize at the dramatic competitions in Athens’ City Dionysia festival in 472 BCE, with Pericles serving as choregos. The first play in the trilogy was called Phineus; it presumably dealt with Jason and the Argonauts' rescue of King Phineus from the torture that the monstrous harpies inflicted at the behest of Zeus. The subject of the third play, Glaucus, was either a mythical Corinthian king who was devoured by his horses because he angered the goddess Aphrodite or else a ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Aeschylus

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#70 on 300+ Great Books of the Western World

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