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  MSN Encarta - Aeschylus
The earliest is The Persians, presented in 472 bc, a historical tragedy about the Battle of Salamís, with the scene laid in Persia at the court of the mother of King Xerxes I.
The Seven Against Thebes, produced in 467 bc, is based on a Theban legend concerning the conflict between the two sons of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polynices, for the throne of Thebes (see Seven Against Thebes).
The remaining three plays—Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides—produced in 458 bc, form the trilogy known as the Oresteia, or story of Orestes.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555605/Aeschylus.html   (548 words)

 520s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
522 BC - Smerdis succeeds Cambyses II as ruler of Persia.
521 BC - Darius I succeeds Smerdis as ruler of Persia.
520 BC - Cleomenes I succeeds Anaxandridas as king of Sparta.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/521_BCE   (234 words)

 Aeschylus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aeschylus (525—456 BC; Greek: Αισχυλος) was a playwright of ancient Greece.
That same year, he participated in the Battle of Marathon, and in 480 BC he fought at the Battle of Salamis.
Salamis was the subject of his play The Persians, written in 472 BC; it is possible that The Suppliants was written after this, making The Persians his earliest surviving play.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Aeschylus   (518 words)

 Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BC)
The "Father of Tragedy," Aeschylus was born in 525 B.C. in the city of Eleusis.
Immersed early in the mystic rites of the city and in the worship of the Mother and Earth goddess Demeter, he was once sent as a child to watch grapes ripening in the countryside.
Once again, he dealt with the tragedy of a royal house, a "hereditary curse" which began in a dim, legendary world in which Tantalus was cast into the pit of Tartarus for revealing to mankind the secrets of the gods.
www.imagi-nation.com /moonstruck/clsc3.htm   (706 words)

 Classical Greek History Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
433 BC Sparta and the Peloponnesian League is established as a counter to the Athenian-dominated Delian League.
Plato (428-347 BC), philosopher and student of Socrates, is born.
332 BC Alexander goes to Egypt, founds the city of Alexandria, is declared a son of Amon, and becomes the ruler of Egypt.
www.tccc.cc.nc.us /swood/251/ClassicalGreekHistoryTimeline.htm   (1725 words)

 Greek and Roman Theatre
During the 5th century BC the skene, or palace, was a wooden structure.
In his Ars poetica (The Art of Poetry) (19 BC) he argued that comedy and tragedy should be distinct forms; that tragedy should draw its characters from the noble class while comedies should deal with the middle class; and that the function of drama was not only to entertain but to teach a moral lesson.
The theatre was begun in 46 BC under the reign of Julius Caesar and dedicated to Claudius Marcello by Augustus Caesar between 13 and 11 BC.
www.northern.edu /wild/th100/CHAPT10.HTM   (3139 words)

 wiki/520s BC Definition / wiki/520s BC Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
520 BC - Cleomenes ICleomenes was one of the Kings of Sparta in the 6th and 5th centuries BC.
522 BC - PindarPindar (or Pindarus) (522 BC – 443 BC), the greatest lyric poet of ancient Greece, was born at Cynoscephalae, a village in Thebes.
525 BC - Anaximenes of MiletusAnaximenes (in Greek: Άναξιμένης) of Miletus (585 BC - 525 BC) was a Greek philosopher from the latter half of the 6th century, probably a younger contemporary of Anaximander, whose pupil or friend he is said to have been....
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 ANCIENT EPIDAVROS GREECE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Euripides - was born in 480 BC and died in 406 BC.
In 441 BC he was in turn defeated in one of the annual Athenian dramatic competitions by Euripides.
Archimedes - Born in 287 B.C., in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily, Archimedes was the son of Phidias, an astronomer.
groups.msn.com /ANCIENTEPIDAVROSGREECE/ancientgreeks.msnw   (1290 words)

 Aeschylus the Father of Tragedy
The 'Father of Tragedy,' Aeschylus was born in 524 or 525 BC in the city of Eleusis.
In 468 BC Sophocles appears as a serious opponent and seems to be a reason of Aeschylus anger as Sophocles becomes a winner in a contest.
456 BC) in one of his trips to Sicily and a monument is build there in his memory.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Live/Writer/Aeschylus.htm   (795 words)

 Encyclopedia: Fifth century BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aeschylus of Athens, playwright (525 - 456 BC).
Sophocles of Athens, playwright (496 - 406 BC).
Socrates of Athens, philosopher (470 - 399 BC).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Fifth-century-BC   (170 words)

 MSN Encarta - Aeschylus
Aeschylus (525-456 bc), Greek dramatist, born in Eleusis, near Athens, he was the earliest of the city's great tragic poets.
He fought successfully against the Persians at Marathon in 490 bc, at Salamís in 480 bc, and possibly at Plataea in the following year.
His tragedies, first performed about 500 bc, were presented as trilogies, or groups of three, usually bound together by a common theme, and each trilogy was followed by a satyr drama (low comedy involving a mythological hero, with a chorus of satyrs).
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555605/Aeschylus.html   (456 words)

 (Waldrada* OF ORLEANS - Menon I* OF PHARSALOS )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amestris* OF PERSIA (505 BC - 425 BC)
Atossa* OF PERSIA (545 BC - 480 BC)
Hydarnes I* OF PERSIA (____ - 521 BC)
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 Encyclopedia: 6th century BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pisistratus, Tyrant of Athens in 561, 559-556 and 546-528 BC.
Categories: 6th century BC Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes.
His reign was characterized by his lack of interest in the politics and religion of his kingdom, preferring instead to study the older temples and antiquities in his region.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/6th-century-BC   (4560 words)

 Gela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Around 688 BC, the city was founded by colonists from Rhodos and Crete, 45 years after Syracuse.
In 405 BC, the city was sacked by Carthage.
The later city was founded in AD 1233 by Frederick II by the name Terranova di Sicilia, by which it remained known until 1928.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Gela   (346 words)

 5th century BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aeschylus of Athens, playwright (525 BC525 - 456 BC/).
Sophocles of Athens, playwright (496 BC496 - 406 BC/).
Socrates of Athens, philosopher (470 BC470 - 399 BC/).
www.infothis.com /find/5th_century_BC   (177 words)

 Authors from Ancient Greece: The Online Library of Liberty
Aeschylus fought and was wounded at Marathon and took part in the defense of Greece when it was invaded by the Persians in 480 B.C. During his lifetime, Greece was marked by intense political rivalries and conflicts.
Thucydides, who lived during the second half of the fifth century B.C., is considered the greatest of the ancient Greek historians.
His work, The Peloponnesian War, recounts the fifth-century B.C. struggle between Athens and Sparta and is the first piece of historical writing to combine political and ethical reflections with history.
oll.libertyfund.org /Database/AuthorsAncientGreece.php   (477 words)

 aesc525   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In BC 484, he won the prize for best tragedy.
His earliest extant piece, The Persians, was a third of the trilogy which won him the prize in BC 472.
After being beaten by Sophocles in BC 468, he is said to have left for the court of Hiero.
www.clas.niu.edu /persona/aesc525.htm   (145 words)

 ARCL2001: Lecture 2
The absolute chronological framework for the material culture of Athens in the sixth and fifth centuries BC is fixed by only a handful of monuments and artefacts.
Kore from the east pediment of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, 510-500 BC.
Since the Temple of Zeus was complete by 456 BC, these sculptures must have been created between circa 470-456 BC.
teaching.arts.usyd.edu.au /archaeology/arcl2001/lecture_2.htm   (598 words)

 Aeschylus on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
(ĕs´kĬles, ēs´-), 525-456 BC, Athenian tragic dramatist, b.
In 476 BC he went to Sicily to live at the court of Hiero I, and he died at Gela.
He wrote perhaps 90 plays (7 survive in full) and won 13 first prizes at the Greater Dionysia, the spring dramatic festival in which each dramatist submitted four connected plays—a tragic trilogy and a lighter satyr play.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/Aeschylu.asp   (327 words)

 Aeschylus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 476 he moved to Sicily, at the court of Hiero of Syracuse, and composed his Aetnaens for the consacration of the city of Aetnah, founded by the king in the place of the ancient Catana.
On his return to Athens he was beaten by the young Sophocles with his very first play, but vaniquished him again in the next year with the tetralogy of which the Seven against Thebes formed part.
After the performance of his Oresteia in 459 BC, he quitted once more, perhaps in disgust at the growing power of the democracy; and after three years of residence in Gela in Sicily, he died in 456 BC.
www.cooper.edu /classes/art/hta321/Aeschylus.html   (257 words)

 Station Information - 458 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
458 BC Centuries: 4th century BC - 5th century BC - 6th century BC
Years: 463 BC 462 BC 461 BC 460 BC 459 BC - 458 BC - 457 BC 456 BC 455 BC 454 BC 453 BC
Greek playwright Aeschylus completes the Oresteia, a trilogy that tells the story of a family blood feud.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/4/45/458_bc.html   (107 words)

 Local 456   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There is a BC Federation of Labour conference in November where they will discuss the possible changes at length and I will let you know how it goes.
Our company is affiliated with the BC Safety Council, we are not members of the Pulp and Paper Forum.
BC Research came on-site in June and conducted a training session for ergonomics assessments.
www.cep1123.bc.ca /safety/reports/L456.htm   (2676 words)

 Great Ancient Artists
He was a commander of the Athenian fleet in 424 BC, but was exiled for his failure to prevent the capture of Amphipolis.
His account, the History of the Peloponnesian War, detailing the third stage of this war and marking the decline of Athens, is one of the great works of history writing.
Marcus Porcius Cato had risen to the position of Censor by 184 BC and campaigned in Hither Spain.
www.crock11.freeserve.co.uk /ancients.htm   (1313 words)

 Hellenic Period: 500-300 BC
500- 300 BC The Hellenic Period is the "classic" period of Greek culture.
Drama, philosophy and sculpture all began or underwent significant refinement in this period.
431 BC: Peloponnesian war begins; Athens and the Delian League vs. Sparta and the Pelopennesian League.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/Mediterranean/Hellenic.Chron.html   (97 words)

The genre of tragedy appears to have originated in Ancient Greek choral songs and rituals in honor of the Dionysus (god of nature, vineyards, wine).
BC) is said to have first introduced an actor interacting with the singing chorus.
Aeschylus (525-456 BC) is credited with introducing a second actor.
fajardo-acosta.com /worldlit/sophocles   (358 words)

 CMA Exhibition Feature : Gela
Located on the southern coast of Sicily, Gela was settled about 692 BC by a joint expedition of Greeks from the islands of Rhodes and Crete.
Such resources allowed Gela to become wealthy, and in the 6th century BC, the city began to build impressive temples embellished with distinctive painted terracotta sculpture and revetments, exemplified by the treasury at the sanctuary of Olympia in mainland Greece.
A culturally prominent region, Gela was the birthplace of Apollodoros a comic playwright of the 4th-century BC, and the Athenian tragic dramatist Aeschylus spent the last years of his life in the Greek colony, where he died in 456 BC.
www.clemusart.com /exhibcef/mgtampa/khtml/6944657.html   (268 words)

 Contemporaries 800 BC-AD 600, Greek Mythology Link.
Theban strategist, killed in battle in 362 BC.
Known as Fulgentius Mythographus, he was influential during the Middle Ages, when his "Mitologiarum libri tres" explained the myths by etymology and allegorism.
Gladiator who led a revolt of slaves in 73-71 BC.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Contemporaries.html   (550 words)

 Images for Lecture 12
Image 4 - A plan of the Bronze Age Palace of Minos at Knossos.
Image 5 - A 20th century reconstruction, by Sir Walter Evans, of the Palace of Minos at Knossos (16th century BC), showing the N. Propylaea from the southwest.
Image 7 - A 20th century reconstruction, by Sir Walter Evans, of the Palace of Minos at Knossos (16th century BC), showing the S. Propylaea with bull's-horns altar (right foreground).
www.utexas.edu /courses/classmyth/images12.htm   (432 words)

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