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The Seven Against Thebes
     

The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus
 

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Third play of a trilogy (the other two are lost) about the doomed family of Laius and Oedipus and his sons. After the city of Thebes has banished Oedipus, the former ruler's sons vie for the crown. The victor, Eteocles, expels his brother, Polyneices, who flees to Argos and recruits a force of seven champions to lead an assault on Thebes, with a tragic outcome.

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Third play of a trilogy (the other two are lost) about the doomed family of Laius and Oedipus and his sons. After the city of Thebes has banished Oedipus, the former ruler's sons vie for the crown. The victor, Eteocles, expels his brother, Polyneices, who flees to Argos and recruits a force of seven champions to lead an assault on Thebes, with a tragic outcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627930536
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
41
File size:
194 KB

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Anthony Hecht is among America's most distinguished poets, and has received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1968 and the Loines Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He has also been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the author of numerous books of verse.
Helen Bacon is Professor of Classics at Barnard College, and has been scholar-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome, a Fullbright Fellow, and a Fellow of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. She is the author of Barbarians in Greek Tragedy.

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