E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Æschylus (Greek, Ao),
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. 535466). See Horace, Ars Poetca, 278.