Saturday, September 4, 2021

The Warring Writer: Aeschylus Tragedy

'Beneath this stone lies Aeschylus, son of Euphorion, the Athenian,
who perished in the wheat-bearing land of Gela;
of his noble prowess the grove of Marathon can speak,
and the long-haired Persian knows it well.'

Anya at Classical Wisdom writes.

"His tomb engraving [above], which he wrote himself, only talks about his military accomplishments.

"Now, why would a man who has gone down in history as a playwright, only describe himself as a soldier?"

See Aeschylus, Great Books of the Western World (first edition, 52 Vol., 1952) volume 5, (second edition, 60 Vol., 1990) volume 4.

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