Aeschylus: Persians ; Seven against Thebes ; Suppliants ; Prometheus bound


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 576
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Aeschylus (c. 525–456 BCE) is the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms. Seven of his eighty or so plays survive complete, including the Oresteia trilogy and the Persians, the only extant Greek historical drama. Fragments of his lost plays also survive.

Aeschylus: Suppliant maidens. Persians. Prometheus. Seven against Thebes


Author: Aeschylus,Herbert Weir Smyth
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 425
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Aeschylus (ca. 525–456 BCE), author of the first tragedies existing in European literature, was an Athenian born at Eleusis. He served at Marathon against Darius in 490, and again during Xerxes' invasion, 480–479. Between 478 and 467 he visited Sicily, there composing by request Women of Aetna. At Athens he competed in production of plays more than twenty times, and was rewarded on at least thirteen occasions, becoming dominant between 500 and 458 through the splendour of his language and his dramatic conceptions and technique. Of his total of 80–90 plays seven survive complete. The Persians (472), the only surviving Greek historical drama, presents the failure of Xerxes to conquer Greece. Seven against Thebes (467) was the second play of its trilogy of related plays on the evil fate of the Theban House. Polyneices tries to regain Thebes from his brother Eteocles; both are killed. In Suppliant Maidens, the first in a trilogy, the daughters of Danaus arrive with him at Argos, whose King and people save them from the wooing of the sons of their uncle Aegyptus. In Prometheus Bound, first or second play of its trilogy about Prometheus, he is nailed to a crag, by order of Zeus, for stealing fire from heaven for men. Defiant after visitors' sympathy and despite advice, he descends in lightning and thunder to Hell. The Oresteia (458), on the House of Atreus, is the only Greek trilogy surviving complete. In Agamemnon, the King returns from Troy, and is murdered by his wife Clytaemnestra. In Libation-Bearers, Orestes with his sister avenges their father Agamemnon's death by counter-murder. In Eumenides, Orestes, harassed by avenging Furies, is arraigned by them at Athens for matricide. Tried by a court set up by Athena, he is absolved, but the Furies are pacified. We publish in Volume I four plays; and in Volume II the Oresteia and some fragments of lost plays.

Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Suppliants


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142140253X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 168
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Intended to be both read as literature and performed as plays, these translations are lucid and readable, while remaining staunchly faithful to the texts.

Aeschylus: Suppliants


Author: Thalia Papadopoulou
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472521498
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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Aeschylus' 'Suppliants' dramatises the myth of the fifty daughters of Danaos, who flee Egypt and come to Argos as suppliants, trying to escape forced marriage to their Egyptian cousins. It was long considered to be the earliest surviving tragedy. Even after the mid-20th century, when new evidence established a later date for the play, critics tended to condemn it for its alleged 'archaic' features. As a result it has long been underestimated, although a careful examination reveals it to be one of the most exciting tragedies. This companion employs a variety of critical approaches to set the play in its literary, dramatic, social and historical contexts, and also offers a thorough examination of the performance of the tragedy, investigating topics such as stage, action, music, song and dance.

Medicine and Humanism in Late Medieval Italy

The Carrara Herbal in Padua
Author: Sarah R. Kyle
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351997793
Category: History
Page: 258
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"The Carrara Herbal is an exceptional illustrated book of materia medica (therapeutic substances drawn from plants, animals and minerals). It is exceptional in both its illustrations and its content, making it of interest to historians of art and medicine alike. The Herbal contains a translation into Paduan dialect of a Latin version of the mid-thirteenth-century Arabic pharmacopeia, Kitab al-Adwiya al-mufrada (The Book of Simple Medicines), written by Ibn Sarabi, a Christian physician working in al-Andalus and known in the Latin West as Serapion the Younger."--Introduction.

The Reception of Aeschylus’ Plays through Shifting Models and Frontiers


Author: Stratos Constantinidis
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004332162
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 428
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In The Reception of Aeschylus' Plays 15 scholars explore new methods and frontiers for studying and staging Aeschylus’ plays by showing the tensions between traditional scholarship and innovative analysis in reception studies and performance studies.

Orestie


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 334
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Aeschylus: Seven Against Thebes


Author: Isabelle Torrance
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9780715634660
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 174
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Accessible introductions to ancient tragedies. Each volume discusses the main themes of a play and the central developments in modern criticism, while also addressing the play's historical context and the history of its performance and adaptation. One of our earliest surviving Greek tragedies, Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes is an extraordinarily rich poetic text. It dramatises the civil war between the sons of Oedipus ?Polynices, the exile, and Eteocles, reigning king of Thebes. Polynices marches on Thebes to regain his throne along with six other champion warriors and their armies, but the expedition is doomed, and the meaning of Oedipus' enigmatic curse on his sons ultimately becomes clear through their simultaneous fratricide and the extinction of the Theban house. This book places the drama within the context of the connected trilogy of which it was a part. It investigates the play's tensions between city and family and the omnipresence of curse and ritual within the religious and political environment of fifth century Greece. The drama's focus on the world of male warriors, and its stark opposition of the sexes through the female Chorus, is analysed in terms of warrior ideology in epic and Greek understanding of appropriate behaviour. Finally, it explores the complex legacy of the play through its influence on Sophocles and Euripides, and shows how the drama's condemnation of civil war has been exploited as an analogue for events in modern history.

The Biblical Tour of Hell


Author: Matthew Ryan Hauge
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567604969
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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It is difficult to underestimate the significance of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 within the biblical tradition. Although hell occupies a prominent position in popular Christianrhetoric today, it plays a relatively minor role in the Christian canon. The most important biblical texts that explicitly describe the fate of the dead are in the Synoptic Gospels. Yet among these passages, only the Lukan tradition is intent on explicitly describing the abode of the dead; it is the only biblical tour of hell. Hauge examines the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31, uniquely the only 'parable' that is set within a supernatural context. The parables characteristically feature concrete realities of first-century Mediterranean life, but the majority of Luke 16:19-31 is narrated from the perspective of the tormented dead. This volume demonstrates that the distinctive features of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus are the result of a strategic imitation, creative transformation, and Christian transvaluation of the descent of Odysseus into the house of hades in Odyssey Book 11, the literary model par excellence of postmortem revelation in antiquity.

Delphi Complete Works of Aeschylus (Illustrated)


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1909496480
Category: Fiction
Page: 3491
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The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Aeschylus, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Aeschylus' life and works * Features the complete extant works of Aeschylus, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the plays * Provides rare fragments of Aeschylus' lost plays * Includes translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Aeschylus' works * Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Aeschylus' works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the plays or fragments you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Aeschylus' ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: some EReader software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on EReader devices. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations THE PERSIANS SEVEN AGAINST THEBES THE SUPPLIANTS AGAMEMNON THE LIBATION BEARERS THE EUMENIDES PROMETHEUS BOUND FRAGMENTS The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO AESCHYLUS by E. D. A. Morshead AESCHYLUS by T. W. LUMB Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Aeschylus


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mythology, Greek
Page: N.A
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The Plays of Aeschylus


Author: A. F. Garvie
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472519906
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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Aeschylus is the oldest of the three great Greek tragedians. Born probably in 525 or 524 BC, he lived through the end of tyranny at Athens and the restitution of democracy. He took part in the battle of Marathon in 490 and probably also in the battle of Salamis in 480, the subject of his Persians. During his life he made at least two visits to Sicily, and died there at Gela in 456 or 455. Those who wish may believe the late story that he was killed by a tortoise, which an eagle dropped on his bald head, mistaking it for a rock on which to crack the tortoise's shell. This book deals with Aeschylus' six extant plays in the chronological order of their first production: Persians, the earliest Greek tragedy that has come down to us, Seven against Thebes, Suppliants, and the three plays of the Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides. It also contains also an essay on Prometheus Bound, now generally thought not to be by Aeschylus, but accepted as his in antiquity. It is intended primarily as a readable introduction to the dramatist for A-level students of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History, and for the first two years of university courses.It should be of interest also to students of other disciplines and to the non-specialist reader.

Truculentus


Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783534138005
Category: Courtesans
Page: 237
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A L A Catalog, 1926


Author: Isabella Mitchell Cooper,Marion Louise Horton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: 1291
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The Reader's Adviser


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Die Einheit der Gesellschaftswissenschaften


Author: Walter Arnold Kaufmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783169426829
Category: Social sciences
Page: 429
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The Reader's Adviser and Bookman's Manual


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Bessie Graham's Bookman's Manual


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Der leere Raum

The Empty Space
Author: Peter Brook
Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin
ISBN: 3895814156
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 200
View: 3046
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Der leere Raum ist der Klassiker unter den Büchern zum Theater. Es basiert auf vier Vorlesungen, die Peter Brook unter dem Titel The Empty Space: The Theater Today in den sechziger Jahren an den Universitäten von Hull, Keele, Manchester und Sheffield hielt. 1968 erschienen diese Gedanken zum Gegenwartstheater in Buchform. Nachdem der Band für längere Zeit vergriffen war, machte ihn der Alexander Verlag 1983 wieder greifbar für das deutsche Publikum. Brook unterteilt das Theater in vier verschiedene Formen: Das konventionelle Theater definiert er als "tödlich", das an Ritualen festhaltende Theater als das "heilige", das leicht verständliche, volksnahe Theater als "derbes" und das von ihm favorisierte als "unmittelbares Theater".