A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Seven against Thebes

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410357670

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Aeschylus's "Seven against Thebes," 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

Study Guide to the Plays of Aeschylus

Study Guide to the Plays of Aeschylus

Titles in this study guide include The Suppliant Maids, The Persians, The Oresteia, Seven Against Thebes, Prometheus Bound, The Eumenides, and The Libation Bearers.

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424413

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Aeschylus,the ancient greek playwright. Titles in this study guide include The Suppliant Maids, The Persians, The Oresteia, Seven Against Thebes, Prometheus Bound, The Eumenides, and The Libation Bearers. As the world's first great dramatist, Aeschylus became known as “the father of tragedy.” Aeschylus greatly influenced Greek tragedies by expanding the number of characters in theater. Moreover, Aeschylus’ plays focused on daily activities and studies of human behavior, ethical problems, and divine justice. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Aeschylus classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Prometheus Bound

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s  Prometheus Bound

Gale, Cengage Learning ... His brother, Cynegirus, died at Marathon, though Aeschylus fought on. ... 472 B.C.); Seven against Thebes (467 B.C.); The Suppliant Maidens (463 B.C.); the Oresteia trilogy, comprised of Agamemnon, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410355973

Category: Literary Criticism

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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

Study Guide to The Plays of Sophocles

Study Guide to The Plays of Sophocles

The story of Antigone's attempt to bury her brother's body in defiance of Creon's orders is not recorded in extant epic or lyric material. The earliest known account is in Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes. Other incidents in Sophocles' ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424550

Category: Study Aids

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Sophocles, one of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. Titles in this study guide include Oedipus, Philoctetes, Trachiniae, Electra, Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Ajax. As a playwright of fifth-century BCE, he is one of the most famous Greek Tragedians. Moreover, his surviving plays are proof of his perfection of the genre of Greek tragedy. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Sophocles’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes

Aeschylus  Seven Against Thebes

Zeitlin, Under the Sign, is an important study of the play which focuses on structure and symbolism in Seven. ... General material Probably the most accessible comprehensive guide to the context of ancient drama is Storey and Allan, ...

Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472537676

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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One of our earliest surviving Greek tragedies, Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes is an extraordinarily rich poetic text. It dramatises the civil war between the sons of Oedipus Polynices - the exile, and Eteocles - reigning king of Thebes. Polynices marches on Thebes to regain his throne along with six other champion warriors and their armies, but the expedition is doomed, and the meaning of Oedipus' enigmatic curse on his sons ultimately becomes clear through their simultaneous fratricide and the extinction of the Theban house. This book places the drama within the context of the connected trilogy of which it was a part. It investigates the play's tensions between city and family and the omnipresence of curse and ritual within the religious and political environment of fifth century Greece. The drama's focus on the world of male warriors, and its stark opposition of the sexes through the female Chorus, is analysed in terms of warrior ideology in epic and Greek understanding of appropriate behaviour. Finally, it explores the complex legacy of the play through its influence on Sophocles and Euripides, and shows how the drama's condemnation of civil war has been exploited as an analogue for events in modern history. This is part of a series of accessible introductions to ancient tragedies. Each volume discusses the main themes of a play and the central developments in modern criticism, while also addressing the play's historical context and the history of its performance and adaptation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Sophocles s Oedipus Rex aka Oedipus the King

A Study Guide for Sophocles s  Oedipus Rex  aka Oedipus the King

Gale, Cengage Learning ... Sophocles studied under the musician Lampras and under Aeschylus, later becoming his rival. He lived and wrote during an era known as the Golden ... and four plays by Aeschylus, including Seven against Thebes.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410354310

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Sophocles's "Oedipus Rex (aka Oedipus the King)," 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.
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The Facts on File Companion to Classical Drama

The Facts on File Companion to Classical Drama

Ireland, S. Terence: The Mother-in-Law. ... AESCHYLUS. Bloom, H. Aeschylus: Comprehensive Research and Study Guide. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2001. Cameron, H. D. Studies on the Seven against Thebes of Aeschylus.

Author: John E. Thorburn

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816074983

Category: Literary Criticism

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Surveys important Greek and Roman authors, plays, characters, genres, historical figures and more.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Study Guide to The Plays of Euripides

Study Guide to The Plays of Euripides

On the way he met Laius going to Corinth and was told to get out of the road. He refused. A fight ensued and Oedipus ... Comment The attack on Thebes is the subject of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes. The aftermath of the defeat of ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424475

Category: Study Aids

Page: 192

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Euripides, one of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. Titles in this study guide include Rhesus, Iphigenia In Aulis, Bacchae, Phoenissae, Orestes, Electra, Trojan Women, Helen, Iphigenia In Tauris, Ion, Suppliants, Hecuba, Heracles, Cyclops, A Satyr-Play, Andromache, Heracleidae, Hippolytus, Medea, and Alcestis. As a Greek playwright of fifth-century BCE his tragedies influenced modern dramas and even comedy. Moreover, many of his plays questioned politics of the time, setting him apart as a progressive writer. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Euripides’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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Aeschylus and War

Aeschylus and War

The answer to all these questions, Janowsky suggests, is yes; but the situation in Seven against Thebes is clearly unusual in purely military terms because the fate of the besieged city is inextricably tangled up in the fate of the ...

Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317196488

Category: History

Page: 226

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This volume brings together a group of interdisciplinary experts who demonstrate that Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes is a text of continuing relevance and value for exploring ancient, contemporary and comparative issues of war and its attendant trauma. The volume features contributions from an international cast of experts, as well as a conversation with a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., giving her perspectives on the blending of reality and fiction in Aeschylus’ war tragedies and on the potential of Greek tragedy to speak to contemporary veterans. This book is a fascinating resource for anyone interested in Aeschylus, Greek tragedy and its reception, and war literature.
Categories: History

Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus

Theatrical Reenactment in Pindar and Aeschylus

Speaking Shields There is no more considered examination of the matrix of vocal surrogacy, material mediation, and the complex temporalities of mimetic performance than Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes. The play is, to quote Froma ...

Author: Anna Uhlig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481830

Category: Drama

Page: 319

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Argues that the songs of Pindar and Aeschylus share a "theatrical" spirit that illuminates choral performance in Classical Greece.
Categories: Drama