A Guide To Greek Tragedy; For English Readers

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byLewis Campbell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1891 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV FRAGMENTS OF LOST PLAYS The fragments of the tragic poets are naturally disappointing. Preserved as they have mostly been for the sake of some general sentiment, or some picturesque expression,--sometimes merely to exemplify the use of an uncommon word, they seldom throw much light upon lost plays, or even illustrate forcibly the characteristics of the writers. Such as they are, however, the reader is here presented with a selection from them. As may be readily imagined, quotations from Euripides are most abundant, both because he was most in vogue in the learned Alexandrian age, and because his love of graphic description and of rhetorical moralising renders him a peculiarly fit subject for the collection of elegant extracts. The fragments are here numbered as in the edition of Nauck. Aeschylus. The most considerable fragment of Aeschylus is a speech from the Prometheus Unbound which happens to be quoted by Cicero, but unfortunately not in the Greek. The following is a translation of his translation:--0 Titan breed, co-partners of my blood, Heaven's offspring, see me tied and bound to a rough Moorage of rock, as timid sailors bind Their ship 'mid roaring surf, fearing the dark. So Cronos' son, great Zeus, hath fixed me here, Taking Hephaestus for his minister; Who with fell craft wedging my sides hath cloven My joints asunder. By such art transpierced, 1 hold this fortress, garrisoned by Furies. And now there visits me, every third morn, Zeus' minion flapping sullen wings, and cruelly With crooked talons, for his dire repast, Tears me,--till sated with my liver's richness, He screams for the universe to hear, then soars Aloft, summing his pens, blithe with my blood. But when the vital organ hath renewed Its full-blown form, diminished by his be...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1891 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV FRAGMENTS OF LOST PLAYS The fragments of the tragic poets are naturally disappointing. Preserved as they have mostly...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217766846

ISBN - 13:9780217766845

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