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Aeschylean tragedy

Author: Alan H Sommerstein
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed., [completely rev. and updated ed.View all editions and formats
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Covers all aspects of Aeschylean drama in one volume, making this the ideal first book on the subject for any student studying Aeschylean tragedy.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Aeschylus; Eschyle - tragédie.; Aeschylus.; Aischylos.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Sommerstein
ISBN: 9780715638248 0715638246
OCLC Number: 645674252
Notes: Previous ed.: Bari : Levante, 1996.
Description: xii, 384 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The life and times of Aeschylus --
Aeschylus' Theatre. The performing space --
Performers and properties --
The spectators --
The tetralogy. Appendix : scenes, time intervals and choruses in Aeschylean trilogies --
The Persians. The play --
The tetralogy --
The Theban plays. Seven against Thebes --
Steps to catastrophe --
Character and curse --
Oikos and polis --
The tetralogy --
The ending of Seven --
The Danaid plays. The suppliant maidens --
The tetralogy --
Lyrical tragedy? --
Movement and spectacle --
Io --
The Oresteia. Agamemnon --
Choephoroi --
Eumenides --
Aeschylus and his predecessors --
Metre and music --
Visual dimensions --
Imagery --
Male and female --
Justice and the gods --
A tale of three cities --
The Prometheus plays. Prometheus bound --
Structure, logic and action --
Problems of staging --
The Prometheus trilogy? --
The question of authenticity --
Aeschylean satyr-drama --
Slices from Homeric feasts. The Iliadic tetralogy --
The Odyssean tetralogy --
Aeschylus, the gods and the world. Puppets of the gods? --
Agamemnon's dilemma --
Maradona and Farmer Jones --
Niobe and divine malevolence --
The ultimate realities behind the universe --
Evolutionary theology --
Aeschylean drama and the political movement. Eumenides and 459/8 --
The suppliant maidens --
The Persians and 473/2 --
Aeschylus, prophet of democracy --
Of an age, or for all time? War and peace --
Gender and hybris --
Justice, deterrence and retribution --
The good society.
Responsibility: Alan H. Sommerstein.

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Sommerstein offers a guide to the surviving tragedies by Greek playwright Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BC) for students and other readers who do not read classical Greek, so renders all quotations in Read more...

 
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