Guide to Greek Drama

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970926524
  • Publisher: City-State Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Aeschylus 13
Biographical information and historical background
The Suppliant Maidens/The Persians 19
Seven Against Thebes/Prometheus Bound 31
The Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon/Choephori Eumenides 41
Conclusion 63
Chapter 2 Sophocles 65
Biographical information and historical background
Ajax 69
The Theban Saga
Oedipus Rex 75
Oedipus at Colonus 89
Antigone 95
Electra/The Trachiniae/Philoctetes 101
Conclusion 118
Chapter 3 Euripides 119
Biographical information and historical background
Medea/The Bacchae/Hippolytus 127
Rhesus/The Trojan Women/Hecuba 143
Electra/Iphigenia in Aulis/Iphigenia in Tauris 159
The Phoenician Maidens/The Suppliants 177
The Heracleidae/Hercules Mad 191
Helen/Orestes/Andromache/Ion 203
Alcestis/The Cyclops 225
Conclusion 237
Chapter 4 Aristophanes 239
Biographical information and historical background
The Acharnians/Peace/Lysistrata 243
Knights/Wasps/Clouds/Thesmophoriazusae 261
Frogs/Birds/Ecclesiazusae/The Plutus 291
Conclusion 315
Greek Drama Conclusion 317
Glossary of Deities and Heroes 320
Index 321
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