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  • 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 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...

  • 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 concerns the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand style, rich diction and dramatic dialogue. Still powerful after 2500 years. more...

  • The Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Oedipus's sons vie for the Theban crown. The victor, Eteocles, expels his brother, Polyneices, who flees to Argos and recruits a force of 7 champions to lead an assault on Thebes, with tragic results. more...

  • The Persiansby Aeschylus

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    The Persians is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. First produced in 472 BC, it is the oldest surviving play in the history of theatre. It dramatises the Persian response to news of their military defeat at the Battle of Salamis (480 BC), which was a decisive episode in the Greco-Persian Wars; as such, the play is also notable... 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...

  • The Oresteiaby Aeschylus

    Start Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 1.99

    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 Libation-Bearersby 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 Liberation-Bearersby Aeschylus

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    This classic trilogy by the 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...