Aeschylean Tragedy

Aeschylean Tragedy

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Aeschylus was the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art-forms. In this completely revised and updated edition of his book Alan H. Sommerstein, analysing the seven extant plays of the Aeschylean corpus (one of them probably in fact the work of another author) and utilising the knowledge we have of the seventy or more whose scripts have not survived, explores Aeschylus' poetic, dramatic, theatrical and musical techniques, his social, political and religious ideas, and the significance of his drama for our own day. Special attention is paid to the qOresteiaq trilogy, and the other surviving plays are viewed against the background of the four-play productions of which they formed part. There are chapters on Aeschylus' theatre, on his satyr-dramas, and on his dramatisations of Homer's qIliadq and qOdysseyq, and a detailed chapter-by-chapter guide to further reading. No knowledge of Greek is assumed, and all texts are quoted in translation.Tribal and civic codes of behaviour in Lysias I. CQ 43: 406-19. ... Athenian beliefs about revenge: problems and methods. PCPS 46: 7-27. Herman G. 2006. ... The Greek world 479-323 BC3 (London). Hose M. 2006. Vaticinium post eventum and the position of the Supplices in the Danaid trilogy. ... Johnston S.I. 1999.

Title:Aeschylean Tragedy
Author:Alan H. Sommerstein
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-10-16


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