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 Ae’rians.Æs’chylus of France. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Æs’chylus (Greek, Aiotasigmachinulambdaozeta),
 
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. 535–466). See Horace, Ars Poetca, 278.   1
        Pronounce Ees’-ke-lus.
 


 Ae’rians.Æs’chylus of France. 

 
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