Prometheus Bound And Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians

byPhilip AeschylusTranslated byPhilip VellacottIntroduction byPhilip Vellacott

August 30, 1961|
Prometheus Bound And Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians by Philip Aeschylus
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Aeschylus (525–456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who must flee to escape enforced marriages, while Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus. And The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the aftermath of the defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, with a sympathetic portrayal of its disgraced King Xerxes.

Philip Vellacott’s evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction, with individual discussions of the plays, and their sources in history and mythology.

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 noble family near Athens in 525 BC. He took part in the Persian Wars, adn his epitahp represents him as fighting at Marathon. He wrote more than seventy plays, of which only seven have survived.
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Title:Prometheus Bound And Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.36 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.36 in
Published:August 30, 1961
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140441123

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