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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
An extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage, The Suppliants is surprising both for its exotic color and for its forceful enactment of the primal struggle between male and female, lust and terror, brutality and cunning. In his translation of this ancient Greek drama, Peter Burian introduces a new generation... more...
- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 3.95
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is the first play in The Trilogy of the Oresteia , which deals with the eternal problem of the evil act causing vengeance which wreaks more evil which must be avenged. Aeschylus declares that the new ruler in heaven, Zeus, heralds the end of this cycle and the beginning of hope. Zeus has suffered and sinned and grown wise,... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
The third and final play in Aeschylus' Oedipodea trilogy, Seven Against Thebes is the only one of the three plays that has survived intact to this day. During the course of the action-packed play, seven would-be usurpers storm the city's gates in a series of brutal attacks. Will the family -- still weakened by the curse put on its patriarch,... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Though some scholars have recently begun to question whether Aeschylus authored the play Prometheus Bound, there is no question that this classic of ancient Greek literature is a literary achievement befitting the playwright known as the Father of Tragedy. In the play, Zeus tethers a Titan named Prometheus to a gigantic boulder for all of eternity... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available
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... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95
"This is the best Prometheus Bound in English. Deborah Roberts' translation is accurate, readable, and true to the original in idiom, imagery, and the combination of a high style with occasional colloquialism. The informative notes and perceptive Introduction will help readers to experience the play with heightened pleasure and understanding."... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 11.99
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Aeschylus'... more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 15.99
A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia , the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions?Aischylos? Agamemnon , Sophokles? Elektra , and Euripides? Orestes ?giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 22.00
One of the founding documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time. The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed his daughter... more...
- Penguin Group US 1984; US$ 13.00
In the Oresteia ?the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity?Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, the family?s spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an... more...