Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and the Seven Against Thebes

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Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and the Seven Against Thebes

By Aeschylus

Classic Greek Literature

Classical History for Teachers, Students and Academics

New Editions in Greek and Ancient Literature

The Seven against Thebes is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy ...

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Overview

COMPLETE VERSION - Brand New Copy

Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and the Seven Against Thebes

By Aeschylus

Classic Greek Literature

Classical History for Teachers, Students and Academics

New Editions in Greek and Ancient Literature

The Seven against Thebes is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to as the Oedipodea. It concerns the battle between an Argive army led by Polynices and the army of Thebes led by Eteocles and his supporters. The trilogy won the first prize at the City Dionysia. Its first two plays, Laius and Oedipus as well as the satyr play Sphinx are no longer extant.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783847214595
  • Publisher: TREDITION CLASSICS
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: Our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow conflict among them whereas characters previously had interacted only with the chorus.
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