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Unformatted text preview: 18. Writers: A. Aeschylus (525-456) i. Fought in the Battle of Marathon ii. Exhibited his first tragedies at the 70 th Olympiad iii. Founder of Greek Tragedy iv. Won first prize 17 times v. Deeply religious man, seen as a prophet vi. Best play, Agamemnon B. Sophocles (496-406) i. A friend of Pericles ii. Wrote 123 plays iii. Won first place 24 times Best play: Oedipus the King An actor first but he had a weak voice, thus he begin to write C. Euripides (480-406) i. His plays were harsher which reflected the culture of the times ii. Won first place 5 times. iii. Best known play, Bacchae iv. Awakened the role and value of women in the ancient world D. Aristophanes comedy-(444-380) i. Very few of his plays have been saved ii. His plays made fun of Socrates, Euripides, lawyers, politicians, ii. Theme If Athens if so smart, why did it lose the war....
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