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. Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c.525-455 B.C) was an ancient Greek playwright and solider. Scholars' knowledge of the tragedy genre begins with Aeschylus' work, and because of this, he is dubbed the "father of tragedy." Aeschylus claimed his inspiration to become a writer stemmed from a dream he had in which the god Dionysus encouraged him to write a play. While it is estimated that he wrote just under one hundred plays, only seven of Aeschylus' work was able to be recovered.