Chronology of Important Dates
525/4 Birth of
Aeschylus, son of Euphorion of Eleusis, near Athens
510-508 End of Pisistratid tyranny in Athens and establishment of democracy
499-496 Aeschylus' first dramatic production
490 Aeschylus fights for Athens in the Battle of Marathon
480 Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis
479 Battle of Plataea
472 Production of Persians. 1st prize
c.470 Aeschylus' first trip to Sicily and second performance of Persians
468 Sophocles wins his first tragic victory. Aeschylus lost.
467 Production of Seven Against Thebes. 1st prize.
463? Production of Suppliant Women. 1st prize
458 Production of the Oresteia (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides)
456? Production of Prometheus Bound
456/55 Death and burial of Aeschylus at Gela in Sicily
Aeschylus' Tombstone Inscription
This memorial hides Aeschylus, the Athenian, son of Euphorion
Who died in wheat-bearing Gela.
The precinct of Marathon and the long-haired Mede,
Who knows it well, may tell of his great valor.
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