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By James C. Hogan

This statement deals a wealthy creation and worthwhile consultant to the seven surviving performs attributed to Aeschylus. although it will possibly profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the statement is predicated at the acclaimed Chicago translations, The whole Greek Tragedies, edited via David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.

James C. Hogan presents a basic creation to Aeschylean theater and drama, by means of a line-by-line statement on all of the seven performs. He areas Aeschylus within the historic, cultural, and spiritual context of fifth-century Athens, exhibiting how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater may be illuminated through details on Athenian legislations athletic contests, kin with neighboring states, ideals concerning the underworld, and numerous different info of Hellenic existence. Hogan clarifies phrases that may puzzle sleek readers, corresponding to position names and mythological references, and provides designated awareness to textual and linguistic matters: arguable questions of interpretation; tricky 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 details on staging and construction can be integrated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and large cross-references among the seven performs. approaching volumes will disguise the works of Sophocles and Euripides.

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