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The Political Background to Aeschylean Tragedy

The Political Background to Aeschylean Tragedy

by A.J. Podlecki
     
 

The author examines the seven extant plays of Aeschylus against the political and military background of his time. As one who himself fought at the battle of Salamis, Aeschylus was profoundly concerned with military events (the messenger speech in Persians) and potitical changes (Eumenides). In this volume, Podlecki adopted a 'historicist' approach to tragedy,

Overview

The author examines the seven extant plays of Aeschylus against the political and military background of his time. As one who himself fought at the battle of Salamis, Aeschylus was profoundly concerned with military events (the messenger speech in Persians) and potitical changes (Eumenides). In this volume, Podlecki adopted a 'historicist' approach to tragedy, adding a new dimension to the understanding of Aeschylus' poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853995736
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/25/1999
Series:
BCPaperbacks Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Podlecki is a professor in the Department of Clasics at the University of British Columbia.

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