The Suppliant Maidens (Illustrated)

The Suppliant Maidens (Illustrated)

by Aeschylus, E.D.A. Morshead
     
 

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*Includes pictures of the famous Greek playwrights and the play’s characters
*Includes Table of Contents

Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aeschylus (circa 524-455 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of Ancient Greek playwrights responsible for much of the establishment of Western drama as it exists today. Aeschylus was the first whose work survived

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*Includes pictures of the famous Greek playwrights and the play’s characters
*Includes Table of Contents

Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aeschylus (circa 524-455 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of Ancient Greek playwrights responsible for much of the establishment of Western drama as it exists today. Aeschylus was the first whose work survived and is credited as the Father of Tragedy, though the other two are probably better known in the West today. He was famous even among his contemporaries; Aristotle mentions how he revolutionized plays by creating more characters and having them interact with each other to produce conflict.

Some of the Ancient Greeks’ most famous characters are famous because of Aeschylus, none more so than Orestes. Aeschylus is believed to have written nearly 100 plays, but less than 10 survived, chief among them being the trilogy known as The Oresteia, consisting of the three tragedies Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides. He’s also credited for Prometheus Bound, though the authorship of that one is still in dispute.

The Suppliant Maidens was the first play of a series of Aeschylus’s plays known as the Danaid Tetralogy, which included The Egyptians (also called Aigyptioi), Amymoneand, and The Daughters of Danaus, none of which survive. The play is about the Danaides, who face several trials and tribulations while seeking out the gods and different parties for protection. It’s one of the only among Aeschylus’ surviving plays to use the chorus as the main protagonist.

This edition of Aeschylus’s The Suppliant Maidens is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of the famous Ancient Greek playwrights, famous art depicting the Danaids, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013975750
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
02/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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