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.

The English Amongst the Persians

Imperial Lives in Nineteenth-Century Iran
Author: Denis Wright
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860646386
Category: History
Page: 218
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Relations between Britain and Iran have always been fraught. Against a background of intrigue, manipulation and Anglo-Russian rivalry for influence, Sir Denis Wright charts the experiences, adventures, and impact of the "English" (including many Scots, Irish, and Welsh) who helped to define the relationship between Britain and Iran from the end of the 18th century to the early 20th century. We meet the diplomats and consuls, soldiers, frontier-makers, spies, traders, travelers, missionaries, concession-hunters, and doctors who in their often colorful, different ways contributed to Anglo-Iranian understanding and misunderstanding.

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


Author: Maria Brosius
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134359845
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of corpus material, Maria Brosius explores the history of Persia, and brings a new understanding of Persian society and culture and the structures on which these empires were built: the king and his court; religion and culture; art and architecture. From the lands of Egypt to the Indus River, from the Russian Steppes to the Indian Ocean, Brosius has provided an up-to-date account of the three empires of pre-Islamic Iran, and discussing key topics such as women, religion and art and architecture, she presents a clear survey of the history of these empires. Providing additional reading references along with frequent source citations, students of ancient Persia will find this an invaluable addition to their course studies.

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 Persians


Author: Gene R. Garthwaite
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405144009
Category: History
Page: 336
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The Persians is a succinct narrative of Iranian history from thetime of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day. A succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrusthe Great in 560BC to the present day. Traces events from the rise of the Persian empire, throughcompetition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, through to there-establishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, andfinally the Islamic Revoltuion on 1979 and the establishment of thecurrent Islamic Republic. Uses the most recent scholarship to examine Iran's political,social and cultural history. Focuses on rulership as a central theme in Iranianidentity. Also shows how land, language and literature relate to Iranianidentity.

Year Amongst The Persians


Author: Brown,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113618404X
Category: Social Science
Page: 678
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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Collaboration with the Persians


Author: Daniel Gillis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Greece
Page: 87
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Particularly follows Herodotus' account of the Persian wars.

The Phoenix Mosque and the Persians of Medieval Hangzhou


Author: Florence Hodous,Clarence Eng
Publisher: Gingko Library
ISBN: 1909942898
Category: History
Page: 276
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In the early 1250s, Mongke Khan, grandson and successor of the mighty Mongol emperor, Genghis Khan, sent out his younger brothers Qubilai and Hulegu to consolidate his grip on power. Hulegu completed the conquest of Iran while Qubilai continued to erode the power of the Song emperors of southern China. In 1276, he finally forced their submission and peacefully occupied their capital, Hangzhou. The city enjoyed a revival as the cultural capital of a united China and was soon filled with traders, adventurers, artists, entrepreneurs, and artisans from throughout the great Mongol Empire, including a prosperous, influential and seemingly welcome community of Persians. In 1281, one of their number, Ala al-Din, built the Phoenix Mosque in the heart of the city where it still stands today. This study of the mosque and the Ju-jing Yuan cemetery, which today is a lake-side public park, casts light on an important and transformative period in Chinese history, and perhaps the most important period in Chinese Islamic history. The book is published in the Persian Studies Series of the British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS).

Queen of the Persians

The Life Story of Queen Esther
Author: Leon Edgar
Publisher: Leon Edgar Oldbury
ISBN: 9781904744382
Category: Iran
Page: 144
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This fictionalised account of the life of Esther, Queen of the Persians, draws on the known facts about Esther's life in the Persian Empire in 481BC.

A Year Amongst the Persians

Impressions as to the Life, Character, & Thought of the People of Persia, Received During Twelve Months' Residence in that Country in the Years 1887-1888
Author: Edward Granville Browne
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Iran
Page: 650
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The history of the Greeks and the Persians volume 2


Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291489002
Category: History
Page: 568
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From the 'father of history', the second volume in English translation of the heroic deeds of the Persians and Greeks in the centuries before Christ

The Greeks and the Persians: the first history


Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291488979
Category:
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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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The foundation of the Empire of the Persians and Medes, by Cyrus, containing the reigns of Cyrus, of Cambyses, and Smerdis the Magian


Author: Charles Rollin,Robert Lynam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History, Ancient
Page: N.A
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Dissertations on the Rhetoric, Prosody, and Rhyme of the Persians


Author: Francis Gladwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Persian language
Page: 171
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The Egyptians. The Persians. The Greeks. The Romans. And The Jews Too.

Revised
Author: Harry James Waterman, Sr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450069800
Category: History
Page: 191
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The Egyptians. The Persians. The Greeks. The Romans. And The Jews Too. brings to readers a detailed synopsis of Jewish history from King Solomon’s first year, 810 B.C., to the destruction of Jerusalem in 73 A.D. as recorded in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Correlating the information found in the Holy Bible and the works of ancient Greek authors, the author generated a Creation Chronology that dates historical events via fi ve different systems: AD/BC; AUC; AM; SE; and, the Olympiads. This system establishes the nations Israel conquered in the chronicle of world history, especially during an era known as the Diaspora, seventy years between 402 B.C. and 332 B.C. This book brings to light a new concept about the number of kings who ruled Judah and the events that transpired in the Promised Land during those seventy years. It also unravels the mystery of why the ancient Jews were not mentioned in the works of the ancient Greek historians and at the same time it correlates all the ancient histories registered by Herodotus and brings into focus the role Alexander the Great took in Jewish history. Richly-layered and detailed, The Egyptians. The Persians. The Greeks. The Romans. And The Jews Too. is highly recommended to history enthusiasts, researchers and common readers alike.

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.

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.

The Persians

Lost Civilizations
Author: Geoffrey Parker,Brenda Parker
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236980
Category: History
Page: 224
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During the first and second millennia BCE a swathe of nomadic peoples migrated outward from Central Asia into the Eurasian periphery. One group of these people would find themselves encamped in an unpromising, arid region just south of the Caspian Sea. From these modest and uncertain beginnings, they would go on to form one of the most powerful empires in history: the Persian Empire. In this book, Geoffrey and Brenda Parker tell the captivating story of this ancient civilization and its enduring legacy to the world. The authors examine the unique features of Persian life and trace their influence throughout the centuries. They examine the environmental difficulties the early Persians encountered and how, in overcoming them, they were able to develop a unique culture that would culminate in the massive, first empire, the Achaemenid Empire. Extending their influence into the maritime west, they fought the Greeks for mastery of the eastern Mediterranean—one of the most significant geopolitical contests of the ancient world. And the authors paint vivid portraits of Persian cities and their spectacular achievements: intricate and far-reaching roadways, an astonishing irrigation system that created desert paradises, and, above all, an extraordinary reflection of the diverse peoples that inhabited them. Informed and original, this is a history of an incomparable culture whose influence can still be seen, millennia later, in modern-day Iran and the wider Middle East.