The Persians and Other Plays

The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141955899
Category: Drama
Page: 304
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Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes, becoming a tragic lesson in tyranny. In Prometheus Bound, the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus, while The Suppliants relates the pursuit of the fifty daughters of Danaus by the fifty sons of Aegyptus, and their final rescue by a heroic king.

Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays


Author: Aeschylus,Christopher Collard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198149682
Category: Drama
Page: 286
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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.

The Complete Aeschylus : Volume II: Persians and Other Plays

Volume II: Persians and Other Plays
Author: Aeschylus,Peter Burian Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature and Theater Studies Duke University,Chapel Hill Alan Shapiro Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing University of Noth Carolina
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199706417
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 432
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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The volume brings together four major works by one of the great classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated by James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the most famous of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated by Peter Burian, an extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven Against Thebes, translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon, a richly symbolic play about the feuding sons of Oedipus. These four tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This new volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

The Complete Aeschylus

Volume II: Persians and Other Plays
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Greek Tragedy in New Translati
ISBN: 0195373375
Category: Drama
Page: 412
View: 3381
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The volume brings together four major works by one of the great classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated by James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the most famous of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated by Peter Burian, an extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven Against Thebes, translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon.

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915811
Category: Drama
Page: 160
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Aeschylus (525–456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who must flee to escape enforced marriages, while Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus. And The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the aftermath of the defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, with a sympathetic portrayal of its disgraced King Xerxes. Philip Vellacott’s evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction, with individual discussions of the plays, and their sources in history and mythology.

The Complete Aeschylus

Volume II: Persians and Other Plays
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Greek Tragedy in New Translati
ISBN: 0195373375
Category: Drama
Page: 412
View: 9875
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The volume brings together four major works by one of the great classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated by James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the most famous of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated by Peter Burian, an extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven Against Thebes, translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon.

Persae


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 153
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Περσαι

With Introduction and Commentary by A.F. Garvie
Author: Aeschylus,A. F. Garvie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199269890
Category: Drama
Page: 398
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A new edition, with Introduction and Commentary, of Aeschylus' Persae, first produced in 472 BC. A. F. Garvie argues that the play is a genuine tragedy, which, far from presenting a simple moral of hybris punished by the gods, poses questions concerning human suffering to which there are no easy answers.

Orestie


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 339
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The Persae of Aeschylus


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521040108
Category: History
Page: 424
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Dr Broadhead assesses the Persae as a work of dramatic art, considers how far Aeschylus' patriotism has coloured his presentation of the tragedy, discusses the possibility that the play is part of a tetralogy, and reviews the evidence for a Sicilian text.

Im Schatten des Schwertes

Mohammed und die Entstehung des arabischen Weltreichs
Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783608943801
Category: History
Page: 532
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Augustus und die Macht der Bilder


Author: Paul Zanker
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406345142
Category: Art, Roman
Page: 368
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Aeschylus: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide


Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199802739
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 38
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Der Chor in den Tragödien des Aischylos

Affekt und Reaktion
Author: Markus Gruber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 570
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The Persians


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1911535730
Category: Drama
Page: 58
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The Persians takes place in Susa, which at the time was one of the capitals of the Persian Empire, and opens with a chorus of old men of Susa, who are soon joined by the Queen Mother, Atossa, as they await news of her son King Xerxes' expedition against the Greeks. Expressing her anxiety and unease, Atossa narrates what is probably the first dream sequence in European theatre.

Der Liebhaber


Author: Marguerite Duras
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518737694
Category: Fiction
Page: 143
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Sie treffen sich auf einer Fähre über dem Mekong, es ist ein ungleiches Paar im Indochina der dreißiger Jahre. Er ein Chinese aus reichem Elternhaus, sie eine französische Halbwaise, die mit ihrer Mutter und zwei Brüdern in einem einst herrschaftlichen Haus am Fluss lebt. Ein abgedunkeltes Zimmer oberhalb des geschäftigen Straßenlebens in Saigon wird der heimliche Zufluchtsort der Liebenden. Ihre sexuelle Erkundung ist ein rebellischer Aufschrei gegen die unumstößlichen Regeln der tropischen Kolonie und die erschütternden familiären Machtspiele. Doch wie weit kann das Spiel mit dem Feuer getrieben werden? Marguerite Duras' intimster Roman besticht durch seine elektrisierende Kraft. Der Liebhaber ist eine zeitlose Geschichte einer sündigen und zerstörerischen Leidenschaft, die ihre Leser berauscht und in den Bann zieht.

Die Schutzflehenden


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 106
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The Plays of Aeschylus


Author: A. F. Garvie
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472519906
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
View: 9384
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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.

Reise im August


Author: Gudrun Pausewang
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Page: 174
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Alice wird nach Auschwitz deportiert. Auf dem Weg dorthin erlebt das Mädchen noch einmal Stationen ihres Lebens. Am Ende ist Alice kein Kind mehr - und darf doch nicht erwachsen werden.