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Morshead, E. D. A. (Edmund Doidge Anderson)

Overview
Works: 64 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 3,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Mythological plays  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PA4414.O7, 882.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by E. D. A Morshead
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

23 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Oresteia Aeschylus addressed the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration. In Agamemnon, a king's decision to sacrifice his daughter and turn the tide of war inflicts lasting damage on his family, culminating in a terrible act of retribution; The Libation Bearers deals with the aftermath of Clytemnestra's regicide, as her son Orestes sets out to avenge his father's death; and in The Eumenides, Orestes is tormented by supernatural powers that can never be appeased. Forming an elegant and subtle discourse on the emergence of Athenian democracy out of a period of chaos and destruction, The Oresteia is a compelling tragedy of the tensions between our obligations to our families and the laws that bind us together as a society. - Amazon
Seven famous Greek plays by Whitney J Oates( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven famous Greek plays translated
The house of Atreus : being The Agamemnon, Libation-bearers and Furies of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

35 editions published between 1881 and 1949 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suppliant maidens, the Persians, the seven against Thebes, the Prometheus bound of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

7 editions published between 1908 and 1928 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 46 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 Oresteian trilogy : Agamemnon, the Choephori, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the ancient Greek tragedies, "Agamemmon, " "The Choephori, " and "The Eumenides, " tracing the chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos, which is finally ended through the intervention of the goddess Athene
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text is accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen background materials and essays. Among the background materials are selections from Homer's Odyssey, Thucydides' account of the plague, and Euripides' Phoenissae. The best of ancient and modern criticism is represented, permitting discussion from many points of view: psychological, religious, anthropological, dramatic, and literary
Selections from Schiller's lyrical poems by Friedrich Schiller( Book )

4 editions published between 1886 and 1894 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of Atreus by Aeschylus( Book )

4 editions published between 1924 and 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus was a Greek playwright considered to be the founder of the tragedy. Aeschylus along with Sophocles and Euripides are the three major Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. Before Aeschylus, characters in a play only interacted with the chorus. Aeschylus expanded the number of actors allowing for interaction among the characters. Seven of his 92 plays have survived. The Persian invasion of Greece, which took place during his lifetime, influenced many of his plays. The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus, which concerns the end of the cu
The Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third work in Aeschylus' "Oresteia" trilogy, Apollo decrees that Orestes shall stand trial before Athena
The Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ajax and Electra of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppliants by Aeschylus( Book )

6 editions published between 1881 and 2008 in English and held by 17 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
The suppliant maidens, The Persians, The seven against Thebes, The Prometheus bound. Translated into English verse by E.D.A. Morshead by Aeschylus( Book )

4 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppliant maidens and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suppliant maidens of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

2 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Goethe's Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

7 editions published in 1882 in English and German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aias = Ajax by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brought boldly to life by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear's translation and contextualized by Herbert Golder's eloquent introduction, this early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Aias' suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the Aias myth - Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time. Most previous versions and interpretations have equivocated over Sophocles' bold vision. This edition of Aias translates precisely that transformation of the hero from the bygone figure to the man who transcends time."--Jacket
 
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Seven famous Greek plays
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Morshead, E. D.

Morshead, E. D. A.

Morshead, E. D. A. 1849-1912

Morshead, Edmund D. 1849-1912

Morshead, Edmund Doidge Anderson

Morshead, Edmund Doidge Anderson 1849-1912

Languages
English (133)

German (3)

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The OresteiaSeven famous Greek playsSeven against ThebesThe house of AtreusThe EumenidesThe Oresteia trilogySuppliantsSuppliant maidens and other plays