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Persians

Author: Aeschylus.; Edith Hall
Publisher: Warminster, Eng. : Aris & Phillips, ©1996.
Series: Classical texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A ghost summoned with bizarre rituals from the underworld, the elaborate protocol of the Persian court, desperate lamentation, self-mutilation, and a thrilling eyewitness account of the battle of Salamis - these are some of the features of Aeschylus' Persians which make it one of the most exciting examples of ancient theatre. As the earliest surviving European drama it is of incalculable interest of students of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aeschylus.; Edith Hall
ISBN: 0856685968 9780856685965 0856685976 9780856685972
OCLC Number: 35127424
Language Note: Text in Greek with English translation and commentary.
Notes: Greek text and English translation on facing pages.
Description: vi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Classical texts.
Other Titles: Persae.
Responsibility: Aeschylus ; edited with an introduction, translation and commentary by Edith Hall.
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"A ghost summoned with bizarre rituals from the underworld, the elaborate protocol of the Persian court, desperate lamentation, self-mutilation, and a thrilling eyewitness account of the battle of Salamis - these are some of the features of Aeschylus' Persians which make it one of the most exciting examples of ancient theatre. As the earliest surviving European drama it is of incalculable interest of students of ancient literature: as the only extended account of the Persian wars by an author who fought in them, it is a unique document of the Athenian historical imagination. In this, the first English language edition of the text with a commentary for thirty-five years, the particular focus is on the the visual and aural effects Aeschylus created, his extraordinarily rich imagery, and the play's unrivalled contribution to Athenian democratic ideology."--Jacket.

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