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By James C. Hogan

This observation deals a wealthy creation and necessary advisor to the seven surviving performs attributed to Aeschylus. even though it could possibly profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the statement is predicated at the acclaimed Chicago translations, The whole Greek Tragedies, edited by way of David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.

James C. Hogan offers a common creation to Aeschylean theater and drama, by way of a line-by-line remark on all the seven performs. He areas Aeschylus within the historic, cultural, and spiritual context of fifth-century Athens, displaying how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater should be illuminated through info on Athenian legislation athletic contests, kin with neighboring states, ideals concerning the underworld, and numerous different information of Hellenic existence. Hogan clarifies phrases that would puzzle sleek readers, reminiscent of position names and mythological references, and provides specific recognition to textual and linguistic matters: debatable 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 also be incorporated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and wide cross-references among the seven performs. impending volumes will hide the works of Sophocles and Euripides.

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