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             Aeschylus was born in Eleusis in 525 BC. He had a vision when he was young of the god, Dionysus, who ordered him to write tragedies. This is exactly what Aeschylus did and became known as the Father of Tragedy. About ninety plays were written by him but only seven survived.
             One of the seven surviving plays is called Seven Against Thebes. In this play Aeschylus suggests that the true cause of wickedness is ambition, greed and lack of moral fortitude. Which eliminated using the gods as an excuse for wickedness. Unlike Socrates, Aeschylus demanded that man take responsibility for their actions. Suggesting that man does know right from wrong. As opposed to Socrates belief that when man does wrong it is because he does not know any better. I must go with Aeschylus on this. Only when dealing with the very young may ignorance explain misbehavior, in which case it is then the parents fault for not properly educating their children. .
             According to legend, Aeschylus was killed when an eagle mistook his bald head for a rock and dropped a tortoise on it to break the shell. Whether this tale is true or not, Aeschylus did leave behind his sons to carry on his work just as Socrates did so as not to be forgotten.

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