Poetry Books by Aeschylus

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book Agamemnon Authors: Aeschylus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published Date: 2013-03-21
Categories: Drama
Aeschylus' Agamemnon, first produced in 458 BC, is the opening play in his Oresteian trilogy. Agamemnon returns home after the Trojan Wars with his concubine Cassandra and is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus. The ensuing blood feud continues until the third and final play, Eumenides, when peace is finally restored to the house of the Atreidae. It is a powerful and moving play which is difficult to interpret and which for a long time lacked an English edition.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book The Oresteian Trilogy Authors: Aeschylus
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published Date: 1973-07-26
Categories: Drama
Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his great trilogy in the immediate aftermath of the Fall of Troy, when King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife's infidelity and ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori when her outraged son Orestes kills both her and her lover. The Eumenides then follows Orestes as he is hounded to Athens by the Furies' law of vengeance and depicts Athene replacing the bloody cycle of revenge with a system of civil justice. Written in the years after the Battle of Marathon, The Oresteian Trilogy affirmed the deliverance of democratic Athens not only from Persian conquest, but also from its own barbaric past.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book Suppliants Authors: Aeschylus, Janet Lembke
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published Date: 1975-06-26
Categories: Drama
Brief discussion on the plot and text of the earliest existing work by Aeschylus supplements the Greek drama about Danaos and his fifty virgin daughters

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book The Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus Authors: Aeschylus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Date: 2013-08-08
Categories: Drama
Originally published in 1899, this book contains the Greek text of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound. The tragedy is prefaced with a history of Prometheus in Greek myth and an attempted reconstruction of the other two plays in the Prometheus trilogy, of which Prometheus Bound is the only extant piece.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays Authors: Aeschylus, Christopher Collard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published Date: 2008-02-28
Categories: Drama
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.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book The Libation-Bearers Authors: Aeschylus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published Date: 2015-08-24
Categories: Fiction
Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived into modern times. Fragments of some other plays have survived in quotes and more continue to be discovered on Egyptian papyrus, often giving us surprising insights into his work.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book Oresteia Authors: Aeschylus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published Date: 2003
Categories: Drama
The only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece features the ageless themes of the nature of fate and the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book The Persians Authors: Aeschylus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published Date: 2013-03-26
Categories: Drama
The Persians is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. First produced in 472 BC, it is the oldest surviving play in the history of theatre. It dramatises the Persian response to news of their military defeat at the Battle of Salamis (480 BC), which was a decisive episode in the Greco-Persian Wars; as such, the play is also notable for being the only extant Greek tragedy that is based on contemporary events.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book Aeschylus, 1 Authors: Aeschylus
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Published Date: 1998
Categories: Drama
From the Penn Greek Drama Series, this volume offers translations by David Slavitt of the great trilogy of the House of Atreus, telling of Agamemnon's murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus, and of Electra's rebelliousness and Orestes's ultimate revenge.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book Aeschylus: Eumenides Authors: Eschyle, Esquilo, Aeschylus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Date: 1989-11-09
Categories: Drama
Professor Sommerstein presents here a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the final play in Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book The Agamemnon of Aeschylus Authors: Aeschylus
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2009-01-01
Categories: Drama
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is the first play in The Trilogy of the Oresteia, which deals with the eternal problem of the evil act causing vengeance which wreaks more evil which must be avenged. Aeschylus declares that the new ruler in heaven, Zeus, heralds the end of this cycle and the beginning of hope. Zeus has suffered and sinned and grown wise, and thereby shows humans how to grow wise also.

Aeschylus Books, Aeschylus poetry book Studies in Aeschylus Authors: R. P. Winnington-Ingram
Publisher: CUP Archive
Published Date: 1983-09-29
Categories: History
From this book emerges a comprehensive view of Aeschylean tragedy that students of Greek drama will welcome.



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