Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes

Aeschylus  Seven Against Thebes

NOTES ON THE TEXT The Play And The Playwright Aeschylus's Seven Against Thebes — first performed in the Athenian City Dionysia of 467 B.C.E .-— was the third drama in a Theban trilogy comprised of Laios , Oedipus , and Seven Against ...

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Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865163375

Category: Drama

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Few plays have captured the delirium of war as precisely and poignantly as Seven Against Thebes.
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Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes

Aeschylus  Seven Against Thebes

Studies on the Seven Against Thebes of Aeschylus (The Hague: Mouton, 1971). D.M. Carter, 'Was Attic Tragedy Democratic?', Polis 21 (2004) 1-25. G. Chiarini, 'Il ritorno della Sfinge. Immagini e simboli nei Sette a Tebe di Eschilo', ...

Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472537676

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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Translating and Adapting Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes in the United States

Translating and Adapting Aeschylus  Seven Against Thebes in the United States

(1989), “Notes on Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes'”, Hermes 117 (4): 432-45. Stehle, Eva (2005), “Prayer and Curse in Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes”, Classical Philology 100 (2): 101-22. Steiner, George (1975), After Babel.

Author: Giovanna Di Martino

Publisher: Skenè. Texts and Studies

ISBN: 9791220061896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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After centuries of neglect, Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes has gained increasing prominence worldwide and in the United States in particular, where a hip-hop production caught the public imagination in the new millennium. This study analyses three translations of Aeschylus’ tragedy (by Helen H. Bacon and Anthony Hecht, 1973; Stephen Sandy, 1999; and Carl R. Mueller, 2002) and two adaptations (by Will Power, 2001-2008; and Ellen Stewart, 2001-2004). Beginning in the late 1960s, the Seven Against Thebes has received multiple new readings: at stake are Eteocles’ and Polynices’ relationships with the (past and present) Labdacid dynasty; the brothers’ claims to the Theban polis and to their inheritance; and the metatheatrical implications of their relationship to Oedipus’ legacy. This previously forgotten play provides a timely response to the power dynamics at work in the contemporary US, where the fight for ethnic, cultural, economic, and linguistic recognition is a daily reality and always involves dialogue with the individual’s own past and tradition.
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A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Seven against Thebes

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s  Seven against Thebes

After his death, Aeschylus received many honors, and is now known as the Father of Greek Tragedy. The seven plays that survive today are The Persians {All B.C.); Seven Against Thebes(467 B.C.); The Suppliant Women(c.

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.
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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

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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.
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Persians Seven against Thebes and Suppliants

Persians  Seven against Thebes  and Suppliants

The importance of these works to the history of drama and tragedy and to the history of classical literature is beyond question, and their themes of military hubris and foreign versus native are deeply relevant today.

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421400642

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Intended to be both read as literature and performed as plays, these translations are lucid and readable, while remaining staunchly faithful to the texts.
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schylus Seven chiefs against Thebes literally tr by R Mongan

  schylus  Seven chiefs against Thebes  literally tr  by R  Mongan

ÆSCHINES against Ctesiphon , and Demosthenes on the Crown . Literally translated by Roscoe Mongan , B.A. 2 0 ÆSCHYLUS ' Prometheus Vinctus . Literally translated by R. Mongan 1 0 Seven against Thebes . Literally translated by R. Mongan ...

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Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes

Aeschylus  Seven Against Thebes

This book places the drama within the context of the connected trilogy of which it was a part.

Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472537683

Category: Literary Criticism

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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

Aeschylus I

Aeschylus I

This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama ...

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226311456

Category: Drama

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Aeschylus I contains “The Persians,” translated by Seth Benardete; “The Seven Against Thebes,” translated by David Grene; “The Suppliant Maidens,” translated by Seth Benardete; and “Prometheus Bound,” translated by David Grene. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.
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