(500 BC) was a dramatist and poet famous for his widely known plays as
the Persians, Prometheus bound, Oresteias, Agamemnon, Seven against
Thebes and other...
puzzling point in history is that he
did write a very charming
for Lake Tana in Ethiopia which at
that time was called Choloe. Strabo a Greek Geographer who lived around
the time of Jesus did write about it but called her 'Pseboe '...
can only thing that Aeschylus witnessed the charming scenery of lake
Tana in order
to be able to paint it with words so beautifully!
somehow had traveled there maybe together with Herodotus as some scholars believe that the poem is so
descriptive of Lake Tana that one can witness the beautiful sunsets in
person in order to give a fascinating and clear picture of it!
Aeschylus was born in 525 BC in
Eleusis, a small
town about 27 kilometers northwest of
Athens, which is
nestled in the fertile valleys of western Attica,
though the date is most likely based on counting back
forty years from his first victory in the Great Dionysia.
His family was wealthy and well established;
his father Euphorion, was a member of the
the ancient nobility of Attica
though this might be a fiction that the ancient
invented to account for the grandeur of his plays...
As a youth, he worked at a vineyard until,
according to the 2nd-century AD geographer
him in his sleep and commanded him to turn his attention to the nascent
art of tragedy...
As soon as he woke from his dream, the young Aeschylus
began to write a tragedy, and his first performance took place in
499 BC, when he was only 26 years old...!
(this is only an
extract from his poem about lake Tana...)
thinking of a copper tinted Lake, the jewel of Ethiopia
where the all pervading Sun returns again
again to plunge his immortal form,
his solace for his weary rounds
in the gentle
ripples that are a warm caress in her arms...
What really happened!
island Joachim Krekler's
an accurate account...
The Jews of Ethiopia
The Arc of the
Covenant It vanished without
any account in the Bible!
The Queen of Sheba
and king Solomon...