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. 535–456). See Horace, Ars
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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