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  • Prometheus Bound and Other Playsby Aeschylus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • The Persians and Other Playsby Aeschylus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    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. The Persians , the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes, becoming a tragic... more...

  • Prometheus Boundby Aeschylus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the legend of the Titan demigod who defied Zeus to steal fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity. more...

  • The Oresteia Trilogyby Aeschylus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50

    Classic trilogy by great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny and fate of both individuals and the state, all played out under the watchful eye of the gods. more...

  • The Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 1.50

    Third play of a trilogy (the other two are lost) about the doomed family of Laius and Oedipus and his sons. After the city of Thebes has banished Oedipus, the former ruler's sons vie for the crown. The victor, Eteocles, expels his brother, Polyneices, who then recruits 7 champions to lead an assault on Thebes, with a tragic results. more...

  • Agamemnonby Aeschylus

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus' Agamemnon, first produced in 458 BC, is the opening play in his Oresteian trilogy. Agamemnon returns home after the Trojan Wars with his concubine Cassandra and is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus. The ensuing blood feud continues until the third and final play, Eumenides, when peace is finally restored to the house... more...

  • The Suppliant Maidensby Aeschylus

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    In the play, the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, founder of Argos, flee a forced marriage to their cousins in Egypt. They turn to King Pelasgus of Argos for protection, but Pelasgus refuses until the people of Argos weigh in on the decision, a distinctly democratic move on the part of the king. The people decide that the Danaids deserve protection,... more...

  • The Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus

    Start Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven... more...

  • The Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    Third play of a trilogy (the other two are lost) about the doomed family of Laius and Oedipus and his sons. After the city of Thebes has banished Oedipus, the former ruler's sons vie for the crown. The victor, Eteocles, expels his brother, Polyneices, who then recruits 7 champions to lead an assault on Thebes, with a tragic results. more...

  • Prometheus Boundby Aeschylus

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus based his epic drama on the legendary tale of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity. Prometheus's terrible punishment remains a universal symbol of human vulnerability in any struggle with the gods, and this ancient play continues to entrance audiences with its timeless appeal. more...