Aeschylus: The Oresteia / Edition 2

Aeschylus: The Oresteia / Edition 2

by Simon Goldhill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521539811

ISBN-13: 9780521539814

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes—justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture—in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived, a final chapter considers the

Overview

Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes—justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture—in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived, a final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on more contemporary theater. The volume's organized structure and guide to further reading will make it an invaluable reference for students and teachers. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-40293-X First Edition Pb (1992): 0-521-40853-9

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521539814
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Landmarks of World Literature (New) Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Chronology; 1. Drama and the city of Athens; 2. The Oresteia; 3. The influence of the Oresteia.

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