Aeschylus was born at Eleusis near Athens in 525 BCE and died in Sicily in 456 BCE. He took part in the Persian Wars and fought at Marathon. Considered the father of Greek tragedy, he wrote more than seventy plays, of which seven have survived.
John Tipton lives in Chicago. He is the author of a book of poetry, SURFACES (2004), as well as translations of Sophocles' AJAX (2008) and Aeschylus's SEVEN AGAINST THEBES (2015), all published by Flood Editions. He is also the publisher of Verge Books.