Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays


Author: Aeschylus,Christopher Collard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198149682

Category: Drama

Page: 286

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An accurate and readable new translation, with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography, of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound.

The Persians and Other Plays

The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants


Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141955899

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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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, becoming a tragic lesson in tyranny. 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. Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus, while The Suppliants relates the pursuit of the fifty daughters of Danaus by the fifty sons of Aegyptus, and their final rescue by a heroic king.

Aeschylus, Persians


Author: David Rosenbloom

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd

ISBN: 9780715632864

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 6847

Aeschylus' Persians is the earliest extant Greek tragedy and sole surviving historical tragedy

The Complete Aeschylus : Volume II: Persians and Other Plays

Volume II: Persians and Other Plays


Author: Aeschylus,Peter Burian Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature and Theater Studies Duke University,Chapel Hill Alan Shapiro Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing University of Noth Carolina

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199706417

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

View: 8003

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. The volume brings together four major works by one of the great classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated by James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the most famous of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated by Peter Burian, an extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven Against Thebes, translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon, a richly symbolic play about the feuding sons of Oedipus. These four tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This new volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

Die Perser


Author: Aischylos

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3965420623

Category: Fiction

Page: 40

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Aischylos (griech. Αἰσχύλος, 525 bis 456 v. Chr.) ist vor Sophokles und Euripides der ältesteste der drei großen Dichter der antiken Tragödie. Sein Stück "Die Perser" gilt als das älteste erhaltene Drama der Welt und zählt bis heute zu den meistgespielten Werken der Antike. Die Perser. Aischylos. In der Übersetzung von Johann Gustav Droysen. Erstdruck in: Des Aischylos Werke, übersetzt von J. G. Droysen, Finke Verlag, Berlin 1841. Vollständige Neuausgabe. 1. Auflage, LIWI Literatur- und Wissenschaftsverlag, Göttingen 2018.

The Emptiness of Asia

Aeschylus' Persians and the History of the Fifth Century


Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472540287


Page: N.A

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Aeschylus I

The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliant Maidens, Prometheus Bound


Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226311457

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 2092

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 translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

The Persians


Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1911535730

Category: Drama

Page: 58

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The Persians takes place in Susa, which at the time was one of the capitals of the Persian Empire, and opens with a chorus of old men of Susa, who are soon joined by the Queen Mother, Atossa, as they await news of her son King Xerxes' expedition against the Greeks. Expressing her anxiety and unease, Atossa narrates what is probably the first dream sequence in European theatre.

Aeschylus: Persians ; Seven against Thebes ; Suppliants ; Prometheus bound


Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library


Category: Drama

Page: 576

View: 1800

Aeschylus (c. 525–456 BCE) is the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms. Seven of his eighty or so plays survive complete, including the Oresteia trilogy and the Persians, the only extant Greek historical drama. Fragments of his lost plays also survive.

Aeschylus, 2

The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliants, Prometheus Bound


Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216714

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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"A boon for classicists and general readers alike. For the reader who comes to tragedy for the first time, these translations are eminently 'accessible,' and consummately American in tone and feeling. For the classicist, these versions constitute an ambitious reinterpretation of traditional masterpieces; after 2,500 years, the poetry of Euripides and Aeschylus has found a new voice—in fact, ten of them."—The Boston Book Review


With Introduction and Commentary by A.F. Garvie


Author: Aeschylus,A. F. Garvie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199269890

Category: Drama

Page: 398

View: 6810

A new edition, with Introduction and Commentary, of Aeschylus' Persae, first produced in 472 BC. A. F. Garvie argues that the play is a genuine tragedy, which, far from presenting a simple moral of hybris punished by the gods, poses questions concerning human suffering to which there are no easy answers.

Aeschylus: Playwright Educator


Author: Robert Holmes Beck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401188181

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 204

View: 3017