Studies in Aeschylus

Studies in Aeschylus

When we examine the plays of Aeschylus, it becomes clear that he had more definite principles to guide him in their ... Most structural studies have been more concerned with particular elements than with the ordering of the whole: I ...

Author: Martin L. West

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110948066

Category: History

Page: 418

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The volumes published in the series "Beiträge zur Altertumskunde" comprise monographs, collective volumes, editions, translations and commentaries on various topics from the fields of Greek and Latin Philology, Ancient History, Archeology, Ancient Philosophy as well as Classical Reception Studies. The series thus offers indispensable research tools for a wide range of disciplines related to Ancient Studies.
Categories: History

The Persians and Other Plays

The Persians and Other Plays

G. G. A. Murray, Aeschylus: The Creator of Tragedy (Oxford 1942) W. B. Stanford, Aeschylus in His Style: A Study in Language and Personality (Dublin 1942) H. Lloyd-Jones, 'Zeus in Aeschylus', Journal of Hellenic Studies 76 (1956), pp.

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141955896

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: Drama

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Prometheus Bound

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s  Prometheus Bound

Today: In America, compulsory education for all citizens through high school presents opportunities for men and women, as does the possibility of pursuing one's studies by attending college. Greek tragedies like those of Aeschylus were ...

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

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Seven against Thebes

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s  Seven against Thebes

Conacher, D. J., Aeschylus: The Earlier Plays and Related Studies, University of Toronto Press, 1996. Davidson, John, review of “Aeschylus's Septem,” in Didaskalia Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring, 1997. Martin, Tomas R., Ancient Greece: From ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410357670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 39

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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

Studies in Aeschylus

Studies in Aeschylus

From this book emerges a comprehensive view of Aeschylean tragedy that students of Greek drama will welcome.

Author: R. P. Winnington-Ingram

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: UOM:39015005506335

Category: History

Page: 248

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From this book emerges a comprehensive view of Aeschylean tragedy that students of Greek drama will welcome.
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature

STUDIES : ( 1 ) GENERAL : U. von Wilamowitz - Moellendorff , Aischylos Interpretationen ( Berlin 1914 ) ; G. Murray , Aeschylus , the creator of tragedy ( Oxford 1940 ) ; G. Thomson , Aeschylus and Athens ( London 1941 ) ; F. Solmsen ...

Author: E. W. Handley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521210429

Category: History

Page: 960

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This volume looks at literature of the Hellenistic period.
Categories: History

The Mortal Voice in the Tragedies of Aeschylus

The Mortal Voice in the Tragedies of Aeschylus

(1940) Aeschylus and Athens: A Study in the Social Origins of Drama. New York. (ed.) (1979) The Prometheus Bound: Aeschylus. New York. Trubetzkoy, N. S. (1969) Principles of Phonology, tr. C. A. M. Baltaxe. Berkeley and Los Angeles.

Author: Sarah Nooter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107145511

Category: History

Page: 321

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This book argues that the voice is a crucial link between bodies, thought, and mortal identity in the tragedies of Aeschylus. It first presents conceptions of the voice in Greek poetry and philosophy and then shows how Aeschylus' tragedies gain meaning from the rubric and performance of voice.
Categories: History

The Tangled Ways of Zeus

The Tangled Ways of Zeus

And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy Alan H. Sommerstein. West, M. L. 1979a. ... Studies in Aeschylus (Stuttgart). —— 2000. ... Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics (Cambridge).

Author: Alan H. Sommerstein

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191614224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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The Tangled Ways of Zeus is a collection of studies written over the last twenty years by the distinguished classicist Alan Sommerstein about various aspects of ancient Greek tragedy (and, in some cases, other related genres). It complements his recent collection of studies in Greek comedy, Talking about Laughter (OUP, 2009). Some of the essays have not been published previously, others have appeared in books or journals hard to find outside major academic libraries. Each chapter deals with its own topic, but between them they build up a multifaceted picture of the dramatists (especially Aeschylus and Sophocles), the genre, and its interactions with the society, culture, and religion of classical Athens.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Greek Drama and Dramatists

Greek Drama and Dramatists

... Aeschylus (1986), is a helpful, though highly personal, broad-brush introduction; T.G. Rosenmeyer, The Art of Aeschylus (1982), concentrates on poetic and dramatic technique; R.P. Winnington-Ingram, Studies in Aeschylus (1983), ...

Author: Alan H. Sommerstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134509850

Category: History

Page: 203

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The history of European drama began at the festivals of Dionysus in ancient Athens, where tragedy, satyr-drama and comedy were performed. Understanding this background is vital for students of classical, literary and theatrical subjects, and Alan H. Sommerstein's accessible study is the ideal introduction. The book begins by looking at the social and theatrical contexts and different characteristics of the three genres of ancient Greek drama. It then examines the five main dramatists whose works survive - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander - discussing their styles, techniques and ideas, and giving short synopses of all their extant plays. Additional helpful features include succinct coverage of almost sixty other authors, a chronology of significant people and events, and an anthology of translated texts, all of which have been previously inaccessible to students. An up-to-date study bibliography of further reading concludes the volume. Clear, concise and comprehensive, and written by an acknowledged expert in the field, Greek Drama and Dramatists will be a valuable orientation text at both sixth form and undergraduate level.
Categories: History

Greek Tragedy in Action

Greek Tragedy in Action

Aeschylus E.R.DODDS, 'Morals and politics in the Oresteia', in The Ancient Concept ofProgress, Oxford, 1973, pp. ... O.TAPLIN, 'Aeschylean silences and silences in Aeschylus', in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, 76, 1972, pp.

Author: Oliver Taplin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134414932

Category: History

Page: 232

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Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances. Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. The details of theatrical techniques and stage directions, used by playwrights to highlight key moments, are drawn out and related to the meaning of each play as a whole. With extensive translated quotations, the essential unity of action and speech in Greek tragedy is demonstrated. Now firmly established as a classic text, Greek Tragedy in Action is even more relevant today, when performances of Greek tragedies and plays inspired by them have had such an extraordinary revival around the world.
Categories: History