THE PLAYS IN THIS VOLUME 2.1. Persians [For a summary of the action, see p. xi. In this Section 2.1 all references to the Bibliography are to §7.1 unless stated.] The Persians of 472 is the only surviving 'historical' Greek tragedy ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
THE PLAYS IN THIS VOLUME 2.1. Persians [For a summary of the action, see p. xi. In this Section 2.1 all references to the Bibliography are to §7.1 unless stated.] The Persians of 472 bc is the only surviving 'historical' Greek tragedy, ...
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
PREFACE This book falls into two parts , because the tasks I set myself in writing it were two - fold . I wanted first to place the Persians in the development of Aeschylean drama and to show what it can contribute to our understanding ...
Volume II: Persians and Other Plays Aeschylus, Peter Burian Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature and Theater Studies Duke University, Chapel Hill Alan Shapiro Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The volume brings together four major works by one of the great classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated by James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the most famous of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated by Peter Burian, an extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven Against Thebes, translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon, a richly symbolic play about the feuding sons of Oedipus. These four tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This new volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.
The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants Aeschylus ... 260–82 A. N. Michelini, Tradition and Dramatic Form in the Persians of Aeschylus (Leiden 1982) J. F. Lazenby, 'Aeschylus and Salamis', ...
Publisher: Penguin UK
Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes, becoming a tragic lesson in tyranny. In Prometheus Bound, the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus, while The Suppliants relates the pursuit of the fifty daughters of Danaus by the fifty sons of Aegyptus, and their final rescue by a heroic king.
6 The Messenger's concern for Matallus's beard is truly Persian , and this fashion is prevalent there to the present day . " They " ( the Persians , says Morier , ) " suffer their beards to grow to a much larger size than the Turks ...
... S. 48, 315, 589 Erasinus, a river of Argolis, S. 1020 Erinyes Pr. 516, Th. 70, 574, 700, 723, 791, 867, 887, 979 = 993, 1061 Eteocles Th. 6, 39, 1013 Eteoclus Th. 458 Europe P. 799 Eye of the Persians P. 979 Fates, see Moerae Gaia, ...
Aeschylus. the Persian king. His son Xerxes undertook to avenge the disaster which had befallen the Persian arms: after enormous preparations, he set forth on his expedition, at the head of an army composed of fortysix different nations ...
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
The Persians is a classic tragedy of Aeschylus' , written circa 472 B.C.
Xerxes credited the report , and ordered the Persian fleet to range themselves in three divisions , and stretch across the bay , so as to cut off the retreat of the Greeks , and in that array to advance towards Salamis .
Aeschylus. 1 Its many supplications stayed , the ford , Ice - bound , it passes o'er ; and who of us , Before the * sun's bright rays were shed ... So that now groans The Persian state , and for the land's dear youth Doth inly yearn .