This volume complements D.J. Conacher's two earlier studies of
Aeschylus, Aeschylus' `Prometheus Bound' (1980) and Aeschylus'
`Oresteia' (1987), and completes his literary commentary on the
extant plays of Aeschylus.
In this volume Conacher provides a detailed running commentary
on the three earlier plays (The Persians, The Seven against Thebes,
and The Suppliants), as well as an analysis of their themes,
structure and dramatic techniques and devices. In two more general
studies he reviews Aeschylus' dramatic uses of the chorus and of
Conacher's close readings of the text and sensitive analysis of
the main problems in the plays will be of benefit to students,
especially those encountering these plays for the first time,
either in Greek or in translation. He also provides a thorough
overview of the various interpretative and philological problems
and opinions encountered in Aeschylean scholarship, which will be
of interest to senior scholars as well as students.