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Classifications: PA3825, 882.01
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Publications about Aeschylus
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Most widely held works about Aeschylus
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Most widely held works by Aeschylus
Prometheus bound by Aeschylus( Book )
896 editions published between 1548 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 6,180 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
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes by Aeschylus( Book )
559 editions published between 1816 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 4,249 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
The Persians by Aeschylus( Book )
544 editions published between 1810 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 4,024 libraries worldwide
Combines the spellbinding dramatization of an actual battle with a searing indictment of war that transcends the centuries
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )
441 editions published between 1779 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,915 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
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Book )
681 editions published between 1785 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 3,838 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
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )
171 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,485 libraries worldwide
A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
The Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )
492 editions published between 1794 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 3,161 libraries worldwide
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The house of Atreus by Aeschylus( Book )
334 editions published between 1844 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 2,418 libraries worldwide
A chronicle of the aristocratic house of Atreus; of its hereditary curse which impels the family to become instruments of murder and revenge; and of the gods who preside over them
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )
198 editions published between 1823 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is the first play in The Trilogy of the Oresteia, which deals with the eternal problem of the evil act causing vengeance which wreaks more evil which must be avenged. Aeschylus declares that the new ruler in heaven, Zeus, heralds the end of this cycle and the beginning of hope. Zeus has suffered and sinned and grown wise, and thereby shows humans how to grow wise also
Aeschyli Tragoediae : cum incerti poetae Prometheo by Aeschylus( Book )
489 editions published between 1552 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,952 libraries worldwide
The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )
73 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,555 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
Suppliants by Aeschylus( Book )
136 editions published between 1820 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,551 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
Aeschyli septem quae supersunt tragoediae by Aeschylus( Book )
187 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )
38 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
The tragedies of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )
287 editions published between 1760 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Contains the seven extant plays of Aeschylus
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )
8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )
15 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
The libation bearers by Aeschylus( Book )
23 editions published between 1923 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 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
Persians and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The principal themes of the plays are inescapable conflict between brothers (Seven Against Thebes); the dilemma facing a community confronted with two sets of outsiders, one seeking revenge and the other in pursuit and threatening attack (Suppliants); and the defiance of the benevolent individual withstanding punitive tyranny and torture (Prometheus Bound). The Persians is the only extant Greek tragedy to treat a historical event, the repulse of the invasion of Greece by the Persian Empire in 480 BC; and it may contain Aeschylus' own first-hand account of the battle of Salamis."
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