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The Resource Persians and other plays, edited by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro

Persians and other plays, edited by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro

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Persians and other plays
Title
Persians and other plays
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Aeschylus is the first of the great Greek playwrights, and the four plays in this volume demonstrate the remarkable range of Greek tragedy. Persians is the only surviving tragedy to draw on contemporary history, the Greeks' extraordinary victory over Persia in 480 BC. The Persians' aggression is inhuman in scale and offends the gods, but while celebrating the Greek triumph, Aeschylus also portrays the shock of the defeated with some compassion. In Seven Against Thebes a royal family is cursed with self-destruction, in a remorseless tragedy that anticipates the grandeur of the later Oresteia. Suppliants portrays the wretched plight of the daughters of Danaus, fleeing from enforced marriage; as refugees they seek protection and must plead a moral and political case to gain it. And in Prometheus Bound, Prometheus is relentlessly persecuted by Zeus for benefitting mankind in defiance of the god.--Supplied by the publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
LC call number
PA3827.A2
LC item number
B87 2009
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • The complete Aeschylus
  • Greek tragedy in new translations
Series volume
volume II
Label
Persians and other plays, edited by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Persians / translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington -- Seven against Thebes / translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen H. Bacon -- Suppliants / translated by Janet Lembke -- Prometheus bound / translated by James Scully and C. John Herington
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 412 pages
Isbn
9780195373288
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008039935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn881504808
Label
Persians and other plays, edited by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Persians / translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington -- Seven against Thebes / translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen H. Bacon -- Suppliants / translated by Janet Lembke -- Prometheus bound / translated by James Scully and C. John Herington
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 412 pages
Isbn
9780195373288
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008039935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn881504808

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