The Persians and Other Plays

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 and Other Plays

The Persians and Other Plays

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.

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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
The Persians and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Aeschylus
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-23 - Publisher: Penguin

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: 384
Authors: Aeschylus,
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Classical Greek dramatic poetry and drama.
Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Aeschylus,
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-28 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

A new, accurate, and readable translation of four of Aeschylus' plays: Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Suppliants, and Prometheus Bound. It is based upon the most authoritative recent edition of the Greek text and particular care is taken with the many lyric passages. A lengthy introduction sets the plays in their