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.

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915811

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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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. 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 the fifty daughters of Danaus who must flee to escape enforced marriages, while Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus. And The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the aftermath of the defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, with a sympathetic portrayal of its disgraced King Xerxes. Philip Vellacott’s evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction, with individual discussions of the plays, and their sources in history and mythology.

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.

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

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

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 576

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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.

The Suppliant Maidens

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625589212

Category: Drama

Page: 40

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In the play, the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, founder of Argos, flee a forced marriage to their cousins in Egypt. They turn to King Pelasgus of Argos for protection, but Pelasgus refuses until the people of Argos weigh in on the decision, a distinctly democratic move on the part of the king. The people decide that the Danaids deserve protection, and they are allowed within the walls of Argos despite Egyptian protests.

Musical Design in Aeschylean Theater

Author: William C. Scott

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 1611681812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Essential for those who want to see ancient plays producedÑeither physically in the theater or imaginatively in their own minds.

Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Suppliants

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142140253X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Intended to be both read as literature and performed as plays, these translations are lucid and readable, while remaining staunchly faithful to the texts.

Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound

Author: Ian Ruffell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472502493

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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Prometheus Bound is a play beloved of revolutionaries, romantics and rebels, with a fierce optimism tempered by an acute awareness of the compromises, dangers and obsessions of political action. This companion sets the play in its historical context, explores its challenge to authority, and traces its reception from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Many scholars have disputed its Aeschylean authorship, but it has proved the most influential of tragedies outside academia. Marx's favourite tragedy, Prometheus Bound is also a foundational text for the genre of science fiction through its influence on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In its open-eyed celebration of technology and democracy, it is the tragedy for the modern age.

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 Plays of Aeschylus

Author: A. F. Garvie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474233287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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This excellent introduction to the six extant plays of Aeschylus is fully revised and updated, with additional further reading, ideal for the student unfamiliar with these earliest of Greek tragedies. Aeschylus is the oldest of the three great Greek tragedians and lived from 525/524 to 465/455. He took part in the battle of Marathon in 490 and probably also in the battle of Salamis in 480, the subject of his Persians. Working in chronological order of their first production, this volume explores Persians, the earliest Greek tragedy that has come down to us; Seven against Thebes; Suppliants; and the three plays of the Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides. The book also contains an essay on Prometheus Bound, now generally thought not to be by Aeschylus, but accepted as his in antiquity. The volume is a companion to The Plays of Euripides (by James Morwood) and The Plays of Sophocles (by Alex Garvie) also available in second editions from Bloomsbury. A further essential guide to the themes and context of ancient Greek tragedy may be found in Laura Swift's new introductory volume, Greek Tragedy.

Suppliants

Author: Aeschylus,Janet Lembke

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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Brief discussion on the plot and text of the earliest existing work by Aeschylus supplements the Greek drama about Danaos and his fifty virgin daughters

The Complete Sophocles

Volume II: Electra and Other Plays

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199840997

Category: Drama

Page: 448

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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 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 greatest classical dramarists: Electra, translated by Anne Carson and Michael Shaw, a gripping story of revenge, manipulation, and the often tense conflict of the human spirit; Aias, translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear, an account of the heroic suicide of the Trojan war hero better known as Ajax; Philoctetes, translated by Carl Phillips and Diskin Clay, a morally complex and penetrating play about the conflict between personal integrity and public duty; and The Women of Trachis, translated by C.K. Williams and Gregory W. Dickerson, an urgent tale of mutability in a universe of precipitous change. 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.

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

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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.