The Persians


Author: Aeschylus,Robert Auletta
Publisher: Sun & Moon
ISBN: 9781557131355
Category: Drama
Page: 94
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The First Surviving Play in the history of western drama. The Persians represents a courageous act on the part of its author. The subject of Aeschylus' play was, in part, the conquering of the Persians by the Greeks, but he presented that event to his Greek audience not from their point of view, but from that of the defeated Persians. Accordingly, the Greeks were faced with a very human portrait of a people that they had only recently enslaved. The effect was to make the enemy knowable, to show the humanity of a people which war - as it has since time immemorial - had generalized and dehumanized. The lesson of Aeschylus' play speaks just as clearly today as it did for the ancient Greeks: the enemy is always us, human beings with shared (even if slightly dissimilar) aspirations and dreams. As director Peter Sellars points out in his introduction, "By humanizing the enemy, Aeschylus begins to suggest that we have much to learn about ourselves through the eyes of others, and that what we think we know about others should be questioned and expanded." In this modern version of Aeschylus' play. Robert Auletta shifts the action of the play from Persia to a modern-day Iraq, and, like Aeschylus, asks Americans to question and challenge their views of our recently defeated enemies.

The Persians by Aeschylus


Author: Brandon Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982212059
Category: Poetry
Page: 77
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Poetry. "The Persians, an ancient play by Aeschylus, shows the Persian court during the time of the war between the Persians and the Greeks. It depicts the Persians learning of their massive defeat at the hands of the Greek army. I believed that the text which proceeded from my body should report on my total experience of reading The Persians by Aeschylus, not simply report on the 'meanings' of the 'words' of that work. This was an obviously impossible project. To help myself out, I tried to include many collaborators to intervene in the translation, especially including Edward Said, Jane Austen, Walter Benjamin, my Arabic class, the Clash, e-mail correspondence with a translator recruiter from the U.S. Army, and Rumi; also all the things I ate and drank and wore and said and did are in the translation; and most especially I tried to pay attention to the terrific war and the terrific language that the war made that completely infiltrated all of my food and beverages and clothes and words and actions, and I let that get in the way of the translation too. In this way, THE PERSIANS BY AESCHYLUS transmits numerous reports: a report of a reading, a toxological report of the reading and the writing; those latencies did not lie down"—Brandon Brown.

Persians


Author: Aeschylus,,Janet Lembke,C. J. Herington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195070088
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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The First Surviving Play in the history of western drama. The Persians represents a courageous act on the part of its author. The subject of Aeschylus' play was, in part, the conquering of the Persians by the Greeks, but he presented that event to his Greek audience not from their point of view, but from that of the defeated Persians. Accordingly, the Greeks were faced with a very human portrait of a people that they had only recently enslaved. The effect was to make the enemy knowable, to show the humanity of a people which war - as it has since time immemorial - had generalized and dehumanized. The lesson of Aeschylus' play speaks just as clearly today as it did for the ancient Greeks: the enemy is always us, human beings with shared (even if slightly dissimilar) aspirations and dreams. As director Peter Sellars points out in his introduction, "By humanizing the enemy, Aeschylus begins to suggest that we have much to learn about ourselves through the eyes of others, and that what we think we know about others should be questioned and expanded." In this modern version of Aeschylus' play. Robert Auletta shifts the action of the play from Persia to a modern-day Iraq, and, like Aeschylus, asks Americans to question and challenge their views of our recently defeated enemies.

Die Perser


Author: Aischylos
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3965420623
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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Aischylos (griech. Αἰσχύλος, 525 bis 456 v. Chr.) ist vor Sophokles und Euripides der ältesteste der drei großen Dichter der antiken Tragödie. Sein Stück "Die Perser" gilt als das älteste erhaltene Drama der Welt und zählt bis heute zu den meistgespielten Werken der Antike. Die Perser. Aischylos. In der Übersetzung von Johann Gustav Droysen. Erstdruck in: Des Aischylos Werke, übersetzt von J. G. Droysen, Finke Verlag, Berlin 1841. Vollständige Neuausgabe. 1. Auflage, LIWI Literatur- und Wissenschaftsverlag, Göttingen 2018.

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.

Persians


Author: Èsquil,Aeschylus
Publisher: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 201
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A ghost summoned with bizarre rituals from the underworld, the elaborate protocol of the Persian court, a thrilling eye-witness account of the battle of Salamis - as the earliest surviving European drama it is of incalculable interest for students of ancient literature: as the only extendedaccount of the Persian wars by an author who fought in them it is a unique document. This is the first English edition for thirty-five years, in parallel translation with introduction and commentary.

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.

Die Tragödien (des Sophokles)


Author: Sophocles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 369
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The Persians of Aeschylus, tr. with notes by W. Palin


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Aeschylus: The suppliant maidens, The Persians, translated by S. G. Benardete. Seven against Thebes, Prometheus bound, translated by D. Grene


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Tradition and Dramatic Form in "The Persians" of Aeschylus


Author: Ann N. Michelini
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004065864
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 162
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The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama


Author: John Gassner,Edward Quinn
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486420646
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1030
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The first and best single-volume reference of its kind, this comprehensive work traces world drama from its earliest ritual forms to modern times. Focusing on the literary content of the plays, it features articles by nearly 100 distinguished contributors, including Eric Bentley, Alfred Harbage, Jacques Guichamaud, Cedric Whitman, and Wallace Fowlie.nbsp;350 black-and-white illustrations.

Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus


Author: Rebecca Futo Kennedy
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004348824
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Complete Aeschylus

Volume II: Persians and Other Plays
Author: Aeschylus,Peter Burian,Alan Shapiro
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190451831
Category: Drama
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.

Aeschylus I

The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliant Maidens, Prometheus Bound
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226311457
Category: Drama
Page: 200
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Aeschylus I contains “The Persians,” translated by Seth Benardete; “The Seven Against Thebes,” translated by David Grene; “The Suppliant Maidens,” translated by Seth Benardete; and “Prometheus Bound,” translated by David Grene. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

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.

Orestie


Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 334
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Persians and Other Plays


Author: Aeschylus,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192832825
Category: Drama
Page: 286
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Classical Greek dramatic poetry and drama.

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.

Wasser für die Elefanten

Roman
Author: Sara Gruen
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832185658
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Gegen alle Widerstände - die märchenhafte Liebesgeschichte von Jacob und Marlena Amerika, 1931, die Wirtschaftskrise hat das Land fest im Griff. Der junge Tierarzt Jacob steht nach dem Unfalltod seiner Eltern vor dem Nichts. Verzweifelt springt er auf irgendeinen Zug auf – und landet bei Benzinis spektakulärster Show der Welt, einem drittklassigen Wanderzirkus. Unter Artisten, menschlichen Kuriositäten, den überall hinter den Kulissen schuftenden Arbeitern und den wunderbaren Tieren der Menagerie findet Jacob rasch Freunde. Und bald verliert er auch sein Herz: an die zauberhafte Dressurreiterin Marlena – und fast gleichermaßen an Rosie, eine reizende, verfressene Elefantendame, die hartnäckig jedes Kunststück verweigert. Leider ist Rosies Sturheit in den Hungerzeiten der Großen Depression ein echtes Problem – wenn auch kein so großes wie Marlenas gefährlich eifersüchtiger Ehemann. «Eine großartige Geschichte – spannend, unterhaltend, bewegend, komisch, traurig, wie eine richtig gute Vorstellung in einem Weltklassezirkus.» CHRISTINE WESTERMANN, WDR