Aeschylus and War

Aeschylus and War

Comparative Perspectives on Seven against Thebes Civil war, fratricide, a city under siege and women in mortal terror – these are the themes of Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes, a tragedy that Aeschylus himself (or at least his persona ...

Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317196488

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 803

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

Aeschylus and War

Aeschylus and War

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 ...

Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317196471

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 347

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

A Short History of Greek Literature

A Short History of Greek Literature

C • The Vision of Aeschylus Having lived through the Persian Wars — the successive waves of invasion, the burning of Athens — Aeschylus describes with a rare power the brutality of war, the sacking of cities, and the deaths of soldiers.

Author: Jacqueline de Romilly

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226143125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 350

Offers profiles of ancient Greek writers, including Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, and Plutarch, and traces the development of Greek literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hermes

Hermes

Das Scholion ist auch sonst unverständig abgefasst : denn es war nicht Trotz , sondern Trauer um den schmerzlichen Verlust des Freundes , der das lange Schweigen des Achilles in den Phrygern des Aeschylus veranlasste ; aus Trotz schwieg ...

Author: Ernst Willibald Emil Hübner

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z273757609

Category: Classical literature

Page: 656

View: 399

Categories: Classical literature

Drama Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth Century Athens

Drama  Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth Century Athens

Since Aeschylus and Herodotus view the Persian Wars through the same theodicy, their narratives of the Persian Wars share many details, though their emphases are different.130 Aeschylus, our oldest witness to the Persian Wars, ...

Author: Sophie Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429632709

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 706

This study centres on the rhetoric of the Athenian empire, Thucydides’ account of the Peloponnesian War and the notable discrepancies between his assessment of Athens and that found in tragedy, funeral orations and public art. Mills explores the contradiction between Athenian actions and their self-representation, arguing that Thucydides’ highly critical, cynical approach to the Athenian empire does not reflect how the average Athenian saw his city’s power. The popular education of the Athenians, as presented to them in funeral speeches, drama and public art told a very different story from that presented by Thucydides’ history, and it was far more palatable to ordinary Athenians since it offered them a highly flattering portrayal of their city and, by extension, each individual who made up that city. Drama, Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth-Century Athens: Teaching Imperial Lessons offers a fascinating insight into Athenian self-representation and will be of interest to anyone working on classical Athens, the Greek polis and classical historiography.
Categories: History

Christian Attitudes toward War and Peace

Christian Attitudes toward War and Peace

Aeschylus derided the Trojan war . To be sure , said he , Menelaus was bereft of Helen , but every soldier who sailed for vengeance left behind a brooding wife to whom Ares would return urns and ashes . The epitaph would read “ hero ...

Author: Roland H. Bainton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725221581

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 987

Any scholarship that addresses the evolution of Christian perspectives on warfare generally references this book. first published in 1960. Although the scholarship of this work is now outdated and critiqued, Bainton's work is foundational in the area. Bainton believes that the Christian community started out pacifistic, then developed the just war doctrine, and finally adopted holy war ideals. He traces this trajectory from the Early Church up through the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. Finally, Bainton adds his critique of current militaristic ideas, especially in regards to atomic warfare. (from a review by Andrew Lumpkin)
Categories: Religion

Aeschylus s Suppliant Women

Aeschylus   s Suppliant Women

losses of the Peloponnesian War and the great plague of 430, the city never suspended Pericles's law.12 Although the ... In the late 460s, Aeschylus's spectators had watched a democracy modeled on their own17 succumb to military defeat, ...

Author: Geoffrey W. Bakewell

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299291730

Category: Drama

Page: 227

View: 852

As Athenians of the classical era became increasingly aware of their own collective identity, they sought to define themselves and exclude others. They created a formal legal status to designate the free noncitizens living among them, calling them metics and calling their status metoikia. When Aeschylus dramatized the mythical flight of the Danaids from Egypt in his play Suppliant Women, he did so in light of his own time and place. Throughout the play, directly and indirectly, he casts the newcomers as metics and their stay in Greece as metoikia. Bakewell maps the manifold anxieties that metics created in classical Athens, showing that although citizens benefited from the many immigrants in their midst, they also feared the effects of immigration in political, sexual, and economic realms. Bakewell finds metoikia was a deeply flawed solution to the problem of large-scale immigration.
Categories: Drama

Aeschylus

Aeschylus

An early contemporary of Æschylus , Phrynichus , had many years before made a great mistake by his injudicious choice of such a subject — one connected with this very Persian war itself . The war originated , as the reader will remember ...

Author: Reginald Stephen Copleston

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082192786

Category:

Page: 196

View: 768

Categories:

schylus

  schylus

An early contemporary of Æschylus , Phrynichus , had many years before made a great mistake by his injudicious choice of such a subject — one connected with this very Persian war itself . The war originated , as the reader will ...

Author: Reginald Stephen COPLESTON (successively Bishop of Colombo and of Calcutta.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017449648

Category:

Page: 196

View: 464

Categories:

schylus

  schylus

An early contemporary of Æschylus , Phrynichus , had many years before made a great mistake by his injudicious choice of such a subject — one connected with this very Persian war itself . The war originated , as the reader will remember ...

Author: Reginald Stephen Copleston

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924026456313

Category:

Page: 196

View: 796

Categories: