Aeschylus

The Father of Tragedy and the first playwright to create conflict through characters' interactions with each other, instead of only the Chorus. Member of the cult of Demeter. Honored veteran of the Persian wars.


Oh, the torment bred in the race, 
the grinding scream of death 
and the stroke that hits the vein, 
the hemorrhage none can staunch, the grief, 
the curse no man can bear. 

But there is a cure in the house, and not outside it, no, 
not from others but from them, 
their bloody strife. We sing to you, 
dark gods beneath the earth.

— The Oresteia Trilogy