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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes; The Persians (Classics)
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus (525–456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of...
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The Seven Against Thebes (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Aeschylus
Third play of a trilogy (the other two are lost) about the doomed family of Laius and Oedipus and his sons. After the city of Thebes has banished Oedipus, the former ruler's sons vie for the crown. The victor, Eteocles, expels his brother, Polyneices, who then recruits 7 champions to lead an assault on Thebes, with a tragic results.
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The Seven Against Thebes
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving...
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The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides
by Aeschylus
One of the founding documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time. The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed...
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Seven Against Thebes
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus (circa 525 BC – 456 BC) was a Greek playwright who is considered by many to be the father of tragedy. Aeschylus was thought to have written over 70 plays but only 7 of them survived. This version of Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes includes a table of contents.
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Persians (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Aeschylus
The Persians , Aeschylus' earliest surviving tragedy, holds a fascination both for readers of Greek drama and Greek history. Not only is it the earliest existing play in the Western tradition, it is drawn directly from the playwright's own experiences at the battle of Salamis, making it the only account of the Persian Wars composed by...
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The Persians
by Aeschylus
The Persians is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. First produced in 472 BC it is the oldest surviving play in the history of theatre. It dramatises the Persian response to news of their military defeat at the Battle of Salamis (480 BC), which was a decisive episode in the Greco–Persian Wars; as such, the...
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The Electra Plays (Hackett Classics)
by Aeschylus
• Translated, with Notes, by Peter Meineck, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig, & Paul Woodruff • Introduction by Justina Gregory. "Today good reading and effective performance of ancient drama require a constellation of talents to succeed, and in the four brought together for The Electra Plays we are getting some of the best. Justina Gregory...
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The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia: 1 (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Aeschylus
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals....
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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays
by Aeschylus
Often recognized as the father of tragedy, this collection of plays by the ancient Greek soldier and playwright Aeschylus is a testament to his skill and enduring legacy in the history of theatre. In "Suppliant Maidens," the fifty daughters of Danaus flee from marriages to the fifty sons of their uncle, showing an obedience to their...
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Categories: Classic Fiction; Drama
Prometheus Bound (Hackett Classics)
by Aeschylus
This is an outstandingly useful edition of Prometheus Bound . The translation is both faithful and graceful, and the introduction to this difficult play is a model of clarity, intelligence, and a profound familiarity with the workings of Greek myth, Greek literature, and literature in general. --Rachel Hadas, Department of English...
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The Oresteian Trilogy: 0
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his great trilogy in the immediate aftermath of the Fall of Troy, when King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife's infidelity and ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The...
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The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and...
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Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (The Complete Greek Tragedies)
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus II contains “The Oresteia,” translated by Richmond Lattimore, and fragments of “Proteus,” translated by Mark Griffith.   Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and...
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Oresteia (Hackett Classics)
by Aeschylus
Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text. After reading this translation, one has but one further wish: to see it and hear it at Delphi, Epidaurus or Syracuse. --Herman Van Looy, L'Antiquite Classique
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The Oresteia Trilogy: Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers and The Furies (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Aeschylus
Perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Aeschylus wrote 90 plays, but only seven have survived complete. Among them is this classic trilogy dealing with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. In Agamemnon, the warrior who defeated Troy returns to Argos and is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra for sacrificing their daughter...
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The Persians and Other Plays: The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants (Penguin Classics)
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians , the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes...
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Aeschylus I: The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliant Maidens, Prometheus Bound (The Complete Greek...
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus I contains “The Persians,” translated by Seth Benardete; “The Seven Against Thebes,” translated by David Grene; “The Suppliant Maidens,” translated by Seth Benardete; and “Prometheus Bound,” translated by David Grene.   Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new...
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The Choephori (The Oresteia Book 2)
by Aeschylus
The Oresteia, the only work complete (save a few missing lines in several spots), trilogy of Greek plays by any playwright still extant is the Oresteia (458 BC); although the satyr play that originally followed it, Proteus, is lost except for some fragments. The trilogy consists of Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers (Choephoroi), and The...
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The Persians
by Aeschylus
The Persians By Aeschylus Translated by Robert Potter The mighty Xerxes from Darius sprung, The stream of whose rich blood flows in our veins, Leads against Greece; whether his arrowy shower Shot from the strong-braced bow, or the huge spear High brandish'd, in the deathful field prevails. Table Of Contains.... Part-1 Part-2 Part-3...
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Seven Against Thebes
by Aeschylus
Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aeschylus (circa 524-455 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of Ancient Greek playwrights responsible for much of the establishment of Western drama as it exists today. Aeschylus was the first whose work survived and is credited as the Father of Tragedy , though the other two are probably better known in...
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The Eumenides
by Aeschylus
Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aeschylus (circa 524-455 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of Ancient Greek playwrights responsible for much of the establishment of Western drama as it exists today. Aeschylus was the first whose work survived and is credited as the Father of Tragedy , though the other two are probably better known in...
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Aeschylus: Persae
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus' Persae , first produced in 472 BC, is the oldest surviving Greek tragedy. It is also the only extant Greek tragedy that deals, not with a mythological subject, but with an event of recent history, the Greek defeat of the Persians at Salamis in 480 BC. Unlike Aeschylus' other surviving plays, it is apparently not part of a...
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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides
by Aeschylus
One of the founding documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time. The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed...
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Categories: Drama
The Oresteia
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Contemporary Fiction; Drama; History
The Eumenides
by Aeschylus
Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian who is often considered to be the father of tragedy. Aeschylus was one of only three ancient tragedians whose plays have survived. This edition of The Eumenides includes a table of contents.
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The Oresteia
by Aeschylus
Sleep on! awake! what skills your sleep to me--Me, among all the dead by you dishonoured--Me from whom never, in the world of death,Dieth this curse, "'Tis she who smote and slew",And shamed and scorned I roam? Awake, and hearMy plaint of dead men's hate intolerable.Me, sternly slain by them that should have loved,Me doth no god arouse...
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The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides) [Translated by E. D. A. Morshead with an introduction...
by Aeschylus
The importance of Aeschylus in the development of drama cannot be overstated. Before him tragedy had consisted of the chorus and one actor; and by introducing a second actor, expanding the dramatic dialogue, and reducing the lyrical parts, he practically created Greek tragedy as we know it. Like other writers of his time, he acted in his...
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The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers, and The Eumenides)
by Aeschylus
The importance of Æschylus in the development of the drama is immense. Before him tragedy had consisted of the chorus and one actor; and by introducing a second actor, expanding the dramatic dialogue thus made possible, and reducing the lyrical parts, he practically created Greek tragedy as we understand it. Like other writers of his...
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Categories: Drama
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