The Persians and Other Plays

The Persians and Other Plays

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141955896

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.
The Persians and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Aeschylus
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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
Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Aeschylus, Christopher Collard
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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.
Persians and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: Aeschylus
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Greek Tragedy in New Translati

Aeschylus is the first of the great Greek playwrights, and the four plays in this volume demonstrate the remarkable range of Greek tragedy. Persians is the only surviving tragedy to draw on contemporary history, the Greeks' extraordinary victory over Persia in 480 BC. The Persians' aggression is inhuman in scale
The Complete Aeschylus
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Aeschylus, Peter Burian, Alan Shapiro
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-17 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Aeschylus
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08-28 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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