Aeschylus wrote some 90 plays and Sophocles about 120; seven from each of them have survived.
And nineteen of his plays have survived to our own day as against seven each of Aeschylus and Sophocles.
There was no 'second or third' to Aeschylus and Sophocles in the generation which followed them.
There is a similar fragment of Aeschylus, Danaides, also quoted by Athenaeus.
And did you not, moreover, sing the praises of Aeschylus of Phlius in my ears and mine in his?
Pratinas, the contemporary of Aeschylus, did not long attempt to vie with his mighty rival in his own line 12.
My admiration of Aeschylus has been prodigiously increased by this reperusal.
The earliest of the passages now in question comes from the poet Pratinas, a contemporary of Aeschylus.
Do you ever look at the Latin translation when you read Aeschylus?
In Aeschylus' dramas the will of the gods tended to override human responsibility.
Greek Aiskhylos, Athenian soldier, poet, and playwright, Father of Tragedy (525-456 B.C.E.).