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Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and the Seven Against Thebes (Illustrated)

Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and the Seven Against Thebes (Illustrated)

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Aeschylus was the author of the first tragedies existing in European literature. Of his total of 80–90 plays seven survive complete. The Persians (472), the only surviving Greek historical drama, presents the failure of Xerxes to conquer Greece. Seven against Thebes (467) was the second play of its trilogy of related plays on the evil fate of the Theban House.

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Aeschylus was the author of the first tragedies existing in European literature. Of his total of 80–90 plays seven survive complete. The Persians (472), the only surviving Greek historical drama, presents the failure of Xerxes to conquer Greece. Seven against Thebes (467) was the second play of its trilogy of related plays on the evil fate of the Theban House. Polyneices tries to regain Thebes from his brother Eteocles; both are killed. In Suppliant Maidens, the first in a trilogy, the daughters of Danaus arrive with him at Argos, whose King and people save them from the wooing of the sons of their uncle Aegyptus. In Prometheus Bound, first or second play of its trilogy about Prometheus, he is nailed to a crag, by order of Zeus, for stealing fire from heaven for men. Defiant after visitors' sympathy and despite advice, he descends in lightning and thunder to Hell.

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ISBN-13:
9781300320142
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
10/19/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,103,963
File size:
1 MB

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