Seven Against Thebes / Edition 1

Seven Against Thebes / Edition 1

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by Aeschylus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195070070

ISBN-13: 9780195070071

Pub. Date: 04/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes

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The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes, and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, each by the others hand. Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension, Seven Against Thebes is revealed by Hecht and Bacon as a work of great unity and drama, one exceptionally rich in symbolism and imagery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195070071
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)

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