Greek Tragedy by Simon AeschylusGreek Tragedy by Simon Aeschylus

Greek Tragedy

bySimon Aeschylus, E Euripides, Shomit Sophocles

Paperback | May 26, 2009

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Three masterpieces of classical tragedy

Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs and a selection from Aristotle's Poetics.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Aeschylus was born of a noble family near Athens in 525 BC. He took part in the Persian Wars and his epitaph, said to have been written by himself, represents him as fighting at Marathon. At some time in his life he appears to have been prosecuted for divulging the Eleusinian mysteries, but he apparently proved himself innocent. Aes...
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Title:Greek TragedyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:7.8 × 5.2 × 0.8 inPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014143936X

ISBN - 13:9780141439365

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Table of Contents

Greek TragedyChronological Table
Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

Preface to Agamemnon
Agamemnon by Aeschylus

Preface to Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Preface to Medea
Medea
by Euripides

Preface to Frogs
Extracts from Frogs by Aristophanes

Preface to Poetics
Extracts from Poetics by Aristotle

Notes
Genealogical Tables
Map of Ancient Greece