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Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays

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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 original context, and includes short appreciative essays on them. The explanatory notes treat dramatic issues, structure and form, and theatrical aspects, as well as details of content and language. Major difficulties in the texts themselves, which affect general interpretation, are briefly discussed. The volume as a whole should provide an informative, reliable, and suggestive basis for study and enjoyment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198149682
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations: Play-Titles and Works Frequently Cited; Other Abbreviations

Summaries of the Stage-Action

Introduction

Note on the Text, Translation, and Explanatory Notes

Bibliography and Further Reading

A Chronology of Aeschylus' Life and Times

Maps

Persians 1

Seven Against Thebes 33

Suppliants 65

Prometheus Bound 99

Explanatory Notes 130

Textual Appendix 271

Index 275

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