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Prometheus bound by Aeschylus( Book )

430 editions published between 1574 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 7,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the Greek legend of the Titan demi-god who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man. His terrible punishment by Zeus, and his continuing defiance of Zeus in the face of that punishment, remain universal symbols of man's vulnerability in any struggle with the gods
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Book )

654 editions published between 1785 and 2017 in 24 languages and held by 6,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon makes a powerful impact on most audiences, even if they are unacquainted with the techniques of Aeschylean tragedy. Its subject is the human condition in its widest aspect
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

285 editions published between 1758 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 4,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Oedipus's exile, the cursed sons of his incestuous marriage, Eteocles and Polynices, vow to avoid further bloodshed by ruling Thebes in alternate years. However, when Eteocles refuses to step down after the first year of the arrangement, Polynices raises an army led by seven Argive champions to retake Thebes by force. Fearing the invaders, and feeling the fear of his people, Eteocles vows to fight Polynices man to man for the future of the city. Instead, they kill one another in battle beneath the seventh gate of the city, leading directly to the dilemma of their sister, Antigone, and her ultimate demise
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

415 editions published between 1846 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 4,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytaemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
The libation bearers by Aeschylus( Book )

287 editions published between 1777 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 4,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unfortunate result of the eagerness of modern commentators to lay stress on Aeschylus as a thinker and religious poet has been the frequent neglect to observe The Libation Bearers, like Agamemnon, is full of suspense, action, and skillfully contrived surprise
Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

702 editions published between 1614 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia thirteen times between ca. 499 and 458, and in his later years was probably victorious almost every time he put on a production, though Sophocles beat him at least once. Of his total of about eighty plays, seven survive complete. The first volume of this new Loeb Classical Library edition offers fresh texts and translations by Alan H. Sommerstein of Persians, the only surviving Greek historical drama; Seven against Thebes, from a trilogy on the conflict between Oedipus' sons; Suppliants, on the successful appeal by the daughters of Danaus to the king and people of Argos for protection against a forced marriage; and Prometheus Bound (of disputed authenticity), on the terrible punishment of Prometheus for giving fire to humans in defiance of Zeus. The second volume contains the complete Oresteia trilogy, comprising Agamemnon, Libation-Bearers, and Eumenides, presenting the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, the revenge taken by their son Orestes, the pursuit of Orestes by his mother's avenging Furies, his trial and acquittal at Athens, Athena's pacification of the Furies, and the blessings they both invoke upon the Athenian people. The third volume collects all the major fragments of lost Aeschylean plays
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

200 editions published between 1823 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Persae of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

630 editions published between 1789 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

288 editions published between 1794 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommerstein presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Of all Athenian tragic dramas, Eumenides is most consciously designed to be relevant to the situation of the Athenian state at the time of its performance (458 B.C.) and seems to have contained daring innovations both in technique and in ideas. The introduction and commentary to this edition seek to bring out how Aeschylus shaped to his purpose the legends he inherited, and ended the tragic story of Agamemnon's family in a celebration of Athenian civic unity and justice. The commentary also pays attention to the linguistic, metrical and textual problems to be encountered by the reader
The Persians by Aeschylus( Book )

71 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines the spellbinding dramatization of an actual battle with a searing indictment of war that transcends the centuries
The complete Greek drama; all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates( Book )

8 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The furies by Aeschylus( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic trilogy by the great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny and fate of both individuals and the state, all played out under the watchful eye of the gods
Aeschyli Tragoediae by Aeschylus( Book )

313 editions published between 1580 and 1998 in 8 languages and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar and philologist Gottfried Hermann (1772-1848), professor of classics at Leipzig, was especially influential in the fields of Greek grammar and poetical metres. He was among the leading scholars who argued that an accurate knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages was crucial for understanding the intellectual life of the ancient world, and should be the chief aim of philology, the study of the development of languages. Only seven of the plays of Aeschylus, the father of Greek tragedy, survive in complete form, and Hermann's was the first critical edition to contain all of them. It was published in Leipzig in two volumes in 1852, four years after his death. Volume 1 contains the texts of all of Aeschylus' tragedies and of Prometheus Bound, of which the authorship is attributed to Aeschylus, and an appendix of notes
The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

51 editions published between 1893 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia -- Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides -- depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. - Publisher
Prometheus by Aeschylus( Book )

371 editions published between 1559 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertaling van de Griekse tragedie
Suppliants by Aeschylus( Book )

62 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Suppliants' tells the story of the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, who seemed destined for a dynastic marriage to their cousins, the fifty sons of Danaus's brother Aegyptus. However, when warned by the gods that his brother plans to murder him and his daughters, Danaus flees with the Danaids to Argos, where he is taken in by the King of Argos. Aegyptus challenges the people of Argos to give up their refugees, but the King and his people refuse, allowing the Danaids sanctuary
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

30 editions published between 1909 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen Greek plays by Euripides( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea? whom he marries and eventually abandons. Authoritative Rex Warner translation
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus : a commentary for students by Aeschylus( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This commentary discusses Aeschylus' play Agamemnon (458 BC), which is one of the most popular of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies, and is the first to be published in English since 1958. It is designed particularly to help students who are tackling Aeschylus in the original Greek for the first time, and includes a reprint of D.L. Page's Oxford Classical Text of the play. The introduction defines the place of Agamemnon within the Oresteia trilogy as a whole, and the historical context in which the plays were produced. It discusses Aeschylus' handling of the traditional myth and the main ideas which underpin his overall design: such as the development of justice and the nature of human responsibility; and it emphasizes how the power of words, seen as ominous speech-acts which can determine future events, makes a central contribution to the play's dramatic momentum. Separate sections explore Aeschylus' use of theatrical resources, the role of the chorus, and the solo characters. Finally there is an analysis of Aeschylus' distinctive poetic style and use of imagery, and an outline of the transmission of the play from 458 BC to the first printed editions."--Publisher's website
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
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The Oresteia
AgamemnonSeven against ThebesThe OresteiaThe libation bearersAeschylusThe Agamemnon of AeschylusThe Persae of AeschylusThe Eumenides
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Aeschylus (Αἰσχύλος)






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