Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays

Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 146 x 223 x 27mm | 597g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198149689
  • 9780198149682

Table of contents

Summaries of the stage action ; Introduction ; Note on the text, translation, and explanatory notes ; Bibliography and further reading ; A chronology of Aeschylus' life and times ; PERSIANS ; SEVEN AGAINST THEBES ; SUPPLIANTS ; PROMETHEUS BOUND ; Explanatory notes
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The merits include high-quality scholarship... a good introduction, excellent explanatory notes, a rich bibliography and a careful, reliable translation... an invaluable resource for advanced students * Malcolm Heath, Greece and Rome *
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About Christopher Collard

Christopher Collard is Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Wales Swansea.
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