A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies. Aeschylus: by James C. Hogan

By James C. Hogan

This statement deals a wealthy creation and priceless consultant to the seven surviving performs attributed to Aeschylus. notwithstanding it may possibly profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the statement is predicated at the acclaimed Chicago translations, The entire Greek Tragedies, edited by way of David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.

James C. Hogan presents a common creation to Aeschylean theater and drama, via a line-by-line observation on all the seven performs. He areas Aeschylus within the old, cultural, and spiritual context of fifth-century Athens, exhibiting how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater may be illuminated through details on Athenian legislations athletic contests, family with neighboring states, ideals in regards to the underworld, and numerous different information of Hellenic lifestyles. Hogan clarifies phrases that would puzzle smooth readers, comparable to position names and mythological references, and offers specific cognizance to textual and linguistic matters: arguable questions of interpretation; tricky or major Greek phrases; use of fashion, rhetoric, and commonplaces in Greek poetry; and Aeschylus's position within the poetic culture of Homer, Hesiod, and the elegiac poets. useful details on staging and construction can be integrated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and broad cross-references among the seven performs. imminent volumes will disguise the works of Sophocles and Euripides.

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