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By James C. Hogan

This remark deals a wealthy advent and worthwhile advisor to the seven surviving performs attributed to Aeschylus. notwithstanding it will probably profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the statement is predicated at the acclaimed Chicago translations, The entire Greek Tragedies, edited by way of David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.

James C. Hogan offers a basic advent to Aeschylean theater and drama, through a line-by-line observation on all of the seven performs. He areas Aeschylus within the historic, cultural, and spiritual context of fifth-century Athens, displaying how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater will be illuminated by way of info on Athenian legislation athletic contests, kinfolk with neighboring states, ideals in regards to the underworld, and numerous different info of Hellenic existence. Hogan clarifies phrases that will puzzle glossy readers, resembling position names and mythological references, and provides detailed awareness to textual and linguistic concerns: arguable questions of interpretation; tough or major Greek phrases; use of fashion, rhetoric, and commonplaces in Greek poetry; and Aeschylus's position within the poetic culture of Homer, Hesiod, and the elegiac poets. functional info on staging and creation is additionally incorporated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and huge cross-references among the seven performs. approaching volumes will disguise the works of Sophocles and Euripides.

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