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Aeschylus, the creator of tragedy,

Author: Gilbert Murray
Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1940.
Series: Oxford paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how Aeschylus started with the raw material which Aristotle called 'little myths and ridiculous language' and transformed it into a style of drama which had never existed before. The world 'tragedy' derives its meaning from the achievement of Aeschylus, whether it be applied to dramas like 'Macbeth', to poems like 'Paridise lost', or novels like 'War and peace'.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957.
Aeschylus.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1940
(OCoLC)579203158
Online version:
Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957.
Aeschylus.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1940
(OCoLC)608746907
Named Person: Aeschylus; Aeschylus.; Aeschylus; Aeschylus.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Murray
OCLC Number: 308113
Description: xi, [1], 242 pages, 1 leaf 22 cm.
Contents: How Aeschylus created the tragedy; transfiguration of myths; the Prometheus story; the Io story --
The stage technique of Aeschylus; experiments; "Mechanai"; "Terateia" --
Aeschylus as a poet of ideas; Aristophanes misleading; the mystical plays; "Supplices" and Prometheus: the Oresteia --
The war plays; "Persae" and the "Seven Against Thebes" --
Evidence of the fragments; the sources of tragedy: the Dionysus myth: "The banquets of Homer"; the place of the satyr play --
The Oresteia --
Appendix: A scenario of the "Agamemnon."
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks
Responsibility: by Gilbert Murray ...

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Shows how Aeschylus started with the raw material which Aristotle called 'little myths and ridiculous language' and transformed it into a style of drama which had never existed before. The world 'tragedy' derives its meaning from the achievement of Aeschylus, whether it be applied to dramas like 'Macbeth', to poems like 'Paridise lost', or novels like 'War and peace'.

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