Studies In Aeschylus by R. P. Winnington-IngramStudies In Aeschylus by R. P. Winnington-Ingram

Studies In Aeschylus

byR. P. Winnington-Ingram

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Professor Winnington-Ingram's reputation as an authority on Greek drama is based on a lifetime's careful scholarship. In 1980 the Press published Professor Winnington-Ingram's book on Sophocles and in 1983 he followed it up with some studies on Aeschylus. This book explores the problems in Aeschylus' earlier plays: Persae, Septem contra Thebas and the Daniad trilogy. There is also an emphasis on different aspects of the Oresteia and finally, an examination of the peculiar problems in Prometheus Bound. A view of Aeschylean tragedy emerges - and of the poet's contribution to the development of Greek religious thought. Students of Greek drama will welcome this collection. Greek in the body of the text is translated, so that the book will be accessible to those studying Greek literature in translation and the literature and drama of other cultures.
Aeschylus was born at Eleusis of a noble family. He fought at the Battle of Marathon (490 b.c.), where a small Greek band heroically defeated the invading Persians. At the time of his death in Sicily, Athens was in its golden age. In all of his extant works, his intense love of Greece and Athens finds expression. Of the nearly 90 plays...
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Title:Studies In AeschylusFormat:Other FormatDimensions:240 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 in

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ISBN - 10:0521270898

ISBN - 13:9780521270892

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Table of Contents

Preface; Bibliography of short titles; Part I. The Earlier Plays: 1. Zeus in Persae; 2. Septem contra Thebas; 3. The Danaid trilogy; Part II. Oresteia: 4. Oresteia: introductory; 5. Agamemnon and the Trojan War; 6. Clytemnestra and the vote of Athena; 7. Orestes and Apollo; 8. Zeus and the Etinyes; Part III: 9. Towards an interpretation of Prometheus Bound; Appendices; Index.