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By James C. Hogan

ISBN-10: 0226348423

ISBN-13: 9780226348421

ISBN-10: 0226348431

ISBN-13: 9780226348438

This statement deals a wealthy advent and helpful consultant to the seven surviving performs attributed to Aeschylus. even though it will possibly profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the remark is predicated at the acclaimed Chicago translations, The entire Greek Tragedies, edited via David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.

James C. Hogan presents a normal advent to Aeschylean theater and drama, via a line-by-line observation on all the seven performs. He areas Aeschylus within the old, cultural, and non secular context of fifth-century Athens, displaying how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater will be illuminated via info on Athenian legislations athletic contests, family with neighboring states, ideals in regards to the underworld, and numerous different information of Hellenic lifestyles. Hogan clarifies phrases that may puzzle sleek readers, reminiscent of position names and mythological references, and offers distinct realization to textual and linguistic matters: arguable questions of interpretation; tricky or major Greek phrases; use of fashion, rhetoric, and commonplaces in Greek poetry; and Aeschylus's position within the poetic culture of Homer, Hesiod, and the elegiac poets. functional info on staging and creation can also be integrated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and wide cross-references among the seven performs. imminent volumes will conceal the works of Sophocles and Euripides.

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