Æschylus

Ees′-ke-lus

the most sublime of the Greek tragic poets. He wrote 90 plays, only 7 of which are now extant. Æschylus was killed by a tortoise thrown by an eagle (to break the shell) against his bald head, which it mistook for a stone (B.C. 535–456). See Horace, Ars Poetica, 278.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Related Content

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Same Game

Try Our Math Flashcards