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eBook Aeschylus: Persians (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy) download ISBN: 0715632868
Author: David Rosenbloom
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press (January 25, 2007)
Language: English
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Aeschylus' Persians is the earliest extant Greek tragedy and sole surviving historical tragedy. Book Condition: An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind.

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Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy. David Rosenbloom is Senior Lecturer in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington

Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy. By (author) David Rosenbloom. David Rosenbloom is Senior Lecturer in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington. He has published on Greek tragedy, comedy, history and oratory and has been a Junior Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies and visiting Professor at Princeton University. Produced in 472 BC, the play tells the story of the defeat of the Persian king Xerxes in his attempt to expand his empire by conquering Greece and his return in rags to Persia to face the condemnation of his elders.

Aeschylus' Suppliants dramatises the myth of the fifty daughters of Danaos, who flee Egypt and come to Argos as suppliants, trying to escape forced marriage to their Egyptian cousins. It was long considered to be the earliest surviving tragedy

Aeschylus' Suppliants dramatises the myth of the fifty daughters of Danaos, who flee Egypt and come to Argos as suppliants, trying to escape forced marriage to their Egyptian cousins. It was long considered to be the earliest surviving tragedy. Even after the mid-20th century, when new evidence established a later date for the play, critics tended to condemn it for its alleged 'archaic' features. As a result it has long been underestimated, although a careful examination reveals it to be one of the most exciting tragedies.

The Persians is an ancient Greek tragedy written during the Classical period of Ancient Greece by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus. It is the second and only surviving part of a now otherwise lost trilogy that won the first prize at the dramatic competitions in Athens' City Dionysia festival in 472 BC, with Pericles serving as choregos. Aeschylus, Persians Duckworth Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy. It tells the story of the defeat of the Persian king Xerxes and his return in rags to Persia to face the condemnation of his elders. The first product of the Western imagination to represent the causes and limits of imperialist conquest, the play is unflinching in its depiction of the horrors of a defeated invasion and the glory of a successful defence.

He is now working on a study of the modern historio- graphy of ancient Persia. Johannes Haubold is Leverhulme Senior Lecturer in Greek Literature at Durham University. She specializes in Early Greek Epic, Greek and Roman tragedy, as well as in Classics and Film.

Thalia Papadopoulou provides another solid entry in the Companions series with Aeschylus’ neglected tragedy, Suppliants. The Danaid myth is not in Homer but was known to Aeschylus from archaic poetry and a tragedy by Phrynichus, and she concludes that we cannot determine exactly what Aeschylus added to the story. She has useful things to say about the Pelasgians, and we can see how Aeschylus found Pelasgus a useful name for the pre-Danaid king of Argos.

David Rosenbloom (Rosenbloom,David). used books, rare books and new books. Aeschylus: Persians (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy): ISBN 9780715632864 (978-0-7156-3286-4) Softcover, Bristol Classical Press, 2007. Find all books by 'David Rosenbloom' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'David Rosenbloom'. Administrative Law for Public Managers. by David H Rosenbloom, David Rosenbloom. Building a Public Administration: Congress and the Administrative State, 1946-1999.

Aeschylus' Persians is the earliest extant Greek tragedy and sole surviving historical tragedy. Produced in 472 BC, the play tells the story of the defeat of the Persian king Xerxes in his attempt to expand his empire by conquering Greece and his return in rags to Persia to face the condemnation of his elders. The first product of the Western imagination to represent the causes and limits of imperialist conquest, the Persians is particularly relevant today. The play is rich in verbal and visual imagery and unflinching in its depiction of the horrors of a defeated invasion and the glory of a successful defence. But the Persians is not merely a paean to Western freedom, democracy, courage and technological supremacy; it is a meditation on the tendency inherent in wealth, power and success to take on a momentum of their own and to push societies to the brink of ruin.

Comments: (2)
Mavegelv
I love this series--and, 'Persians' is no exception. This is a thorough and well-researched study of this important play. Well done!
Quphagie
This is one of the best of the Duckworth guides (along with Mills's excellent Hippolytus and Bacchae volumes). It's full of information, clearly and helpfully presented: wonderful for anyone studying the play.