Unformatted text preview: Aeschylus was buried in Sicily. An epitaph he had written for himself was inscribed on his grave. In it, the tragedian whose life had been filled with dramatic victories and the acclaim of his fellow citizens revealed the experience of which he was most proud: Under this monument lies Aeschylus the Athenian, Euphorion's son, who died in the wheatlands of Gela. The grove of Marathon with its glories can speak of his valor in battle. The long-haired Persian remembers and can speak of it too. (Trans. Richard Lattimore) A few years later, a bronze statue of Aeschylus was erected in the Theater of Dionysus at Athens. In recognition of the special place he had in the development of tragedy, the people of Athens made a rule permitting the works of Aeschylus to be performed at the dramatic festivals in competition with those of living poets. As a result, the tragedies of dramatic festivals in competition with those of living poets....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08