A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies Aeschylus

A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies  Aeschylus

Practical information on staging and production is also included, as the author has kept in mind the need of modern readers to visualize the drama in order to understand the text.

Author: James C. Hogan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226348431

Category: Drama

Page: 346

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"Classical scholar James C. Hogan provides a general introduction to Aeschylean theater and drama, followed by a line-by-line commentary on each of the seven plays. He draws on a vast range of scholarship and criticism to give modern readers the most accurate picture possible of what ancient audiences saw and understood in the spectacle of Greek tragedy. Hogan places Aeschylus in the historical, cultural, and religious context of fifth-century Athens, showing how the action and metaphor of Aeschylean theater can be illuminated by information on Athenian law, athletic contests, relations with neighboring states, beliefs about the underworld, demons, omens, and divination, and countless other details of Hellenic life. He clarifies terms that might puzzle modern readers, such as place names and mythological references, and gives special attention to textual and linguistic issues: controversial questions of interpretation; difficult or significant Greek words; use of style, rhetoric, and commonplaces in Greek poetry; and Aeschylus's place in the poetic tradition of Homer, Hesiod, and the elegiac poets. Practical information on staging and production is also included, as the author has kept in mind the need of modern readers to visualize the drama in order to understand the text. Though little is known about Greek choreography and music, Hogan stresses their central role and provides notes on entrances and exits, the use of extras, costuming, tableaux, masks, the use of a stage, the interaction of chorus and actors, tone, gesture, style of acting, and spectacle."--Back cover
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A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies Aeschylus

A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies  Aeschylus

Commentaries and Translations All Seven Plays Rose, Herbert Jennings. A Commentary on the Surviving Plays of Aeschylus. 2 vols. Amsterdam: Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij, 1957, 1958. Smyth, Herbert Weir. Aeschylus.

Author: James C. Hogan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226228723

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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This commentary offers a rich introduction and useful guide to the seven surviving plays attributed to Aeschylus. Though it may profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the commentary is based on the acclaimed Chicago translations, The Complete Greek Tragedies, edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. James C. Hogan provides a general introduction to Aeschylean theater and drama, followed by a line-by-line commentary on each of the seven plays. He places Aeschylus in the historical, cultural, and religious context of fifth-century Athens, showing how the action and metaphor of Aeschylean theater can be illuminated by information on Athenian law athletic contests, relations with neighboring states, beliefs about the underworld, and countless other details of Hellenic life. Hogan clarifies terms that might puzzle modern readers, such as place names and mythological references, and gives special attention to textual and linguistic issues: controversial questions of interpretation; difficult or significant Greek words; use of style, rhetoric, and commonplaces in Greek poetry; and Aeschylus's place in the poetic tradition of Homer, Hesiod, and the elegiac poets. Practical information on staging and production is also included, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and extensive cross-references between the seven plays. Forthcoming volumes will cover the works of Sophocles and Euripides.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aeschylus Persians and Other Plays

Aeschylus  Persians and Other Plays

Complete commentaries on the surviving plays. ∗F. A. Paley, The Tragedies of Aeschylus, 4th edn., 1879: Paley's common-sense makes his work still useful. ∗H. J. Rose, A Commentary on the Complete Greek Tragedies of Aeschylus 2 vols., ...

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198149689

Category: Drama

Page: 381

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An accurate and readable new translation, with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography, of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound.
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Aeschylus Persians and Other Plays

Aeschylus  Persians and Other Plays

Complete commentaries on the surviving plays. *F. A. Paley, The Tragedies of Aeschylus, 4th edn., 1879: Paley's common-sense makes his work still useful. *H. J. Rose, A Commentary on the Complete Greek Tragedies of Aeschylus 2 vols., ...

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Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191518317

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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A new, accurate, and readable translation of four of Aeschylus' plays: Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Suppliants, and Prometheus Bound. It is based upon the most authoritative recent edition of the Greek text and particular care is taken with the many lyric passages. A lengthy introduction sets the plays in their original context, and includes short appreciative essays on them. The explanatory notes treat dramatic issues, structure and form, and theatrical aspects, as well as details of content and language. Major difficulties in the texts themselves, which affect general interpretation, are briefly discussed. The volume as a whole should provide an informative, reliable, and suggestive basis for study and enjoyment.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Oresteia

Oresteia

525-603 ( Greek text , English translation and brief introductory notes ) and Ewans ( also $ 1.1 above ) , Vol . ... J. Hogan , A Commentary on the Complete Greek Tragedies of Aeschylus , 1984 : based on the Lattimore translation of ...

Author: Aeschylus,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199537815

Category: Drama

Page: 321

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The Oresteian trilogy (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides) established the themes of Greek tragedy - the inexorable nature of Fate, the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion. The plays dramatize the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra, the revenge of her son Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athens. This new translation seeks to preserve the plays' qualities as theatre and as literature.
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The Plays of Aeschylus

The Plays of Aeschylus

3 contains the fragments); and in Oxford World's Classics, translated, and with extensive notes, by C. Collard, Aeschylus Oresteia (2002), Aeschylus Persians and Other Plays (2008). In Greek Tragedy in New Translations: The Complete ...

Author: A. F. Garvie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474233286

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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This excellent introduction to the six extant plays of Aeschylus is fully revised and updated, with additional further reading, ideal for the student unfamiliar with these earliest of Greek tragedies. Aeschylus is the oldest of the three great Greek tragedians and lived from 525/524 to 465/455. He took part in the battle of Marathon in 490 and probably also in the battle of Salamis in 480, the subject of his Persians. Working in chronological order of their first production, this volume explores Persians, the earliest Greek tragedy that has come down to us; Seven against Thebes; Suppliants; and the three plays of the Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides. The book also contains an essay on Prometheus Bound, now generally thought not to be by Aeschylus, but accepted as his in antiquity. The volume is a companion to The Plays of Euripides (by James Morwood) and The Plays of Sophocles (by Alex Garvie) also available in second editions from Bloomsbury. A further essential guide to the themes and context of ancient Greek tragedy may be found in Laura Swift's new introductory volume, Greek Tragedy.
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Aeschylus Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Aeschylus  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Excellent translation; students may want to use in conjunction with James C. Hogan's A Commentary on the Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1984), which is keyed to the Grene and Lattimore translations ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199802734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 38

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tragic Heroines in Ancient Greek Drama

Tragic Heroines in Ancient Greek Drama

“Violence, Culture, and the Workings of Ideology in Euripides' Ion. ” Classical Antiquity 15 : 289–318 . Hogan , J.C. 1984. A Commentary on the Complete Greek Tragedies . Aeschylus. Chicago and London : University of Chicago Press.

Author: Hanna M. Roisman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350104013

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The heroines of Greek tragedy presented in the plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have long captivated audiences and critics. In this volume each of the eleven chapters discusses one of the heroines: Clytemnestra, Hecuba, Medea, Iphigenia, Alcestis, Antigone Electra, Deianeira, Phaedra, Creusa and Helen. The book focuses on characterisation and the motivations of the women, as well as on those of the male playwrights, and offers multiple viewpoints and critiques that enable readers to understand the context of each play and form their own views. Four core themes bridge the depictions of the heroines: the socio-political dynamic of ancient Greek expectations of women and their roles in society, the conflict of masculinity versus femininity, the alternation of defiance and submission, and the interplay between deceit and rhetoric. Each chapter offers clear descriptions of plot and mythical background, and builds on the text of the plays to enable reflections on language and performance. All technical terms are explained and key topics or references are pulled out into box features that provide further background information. Discussion points at the ends of chapters enable readers to explore various topics more deeply.
Categories: Social Science

Tragedy Rhetoric and the Historiography of Tacitus Annales

Tragedy  Rhetoric  and the Historiography of Tacitus  Annales

Aeschylus , according to O. Taplin , The Stagecraft of Aeschylus : The Dramatic Use of Exits and Entrances in Greek ... J. C. Hogan , A Commentary on the Complete Greek Tragedies : Aeschylus ( Chicago , 1984 ) , 32 , observes that the ...

Author: Francesca Santoro L'Hoir

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472115197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

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Poison, politics, lunacy, lechery - this is the I Claudius version of Roman history An initial perusal of Tacitus' Annales, in translation, confirms modern readers' prejudices about treacherous Emperors and their regicidal wives, for Tacitus constructed his brooding narrative with the themes, vocabulary, and imagery of Attic and Roman tragedy. Their incorporation into his history would have delighted his contemporary, rhetorically-trained readers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Prometheus Bound

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s  Prometheus Bound

Hogan, James C. A Commentary on the Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus, University of Chicago Press, 1984. In addition to a solid introduction about Aeschylus and the Attic theatrical tradition, this book contains an almost linebyline ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410355973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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A Study Guide for Aeschylus's "Prometheus Bound," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism