By James C. Hogan
James C. Hogan offers a normal advent to Aeschylean theater and drama, through a line-by-line remark on all the seven performs. He locations Aeschylus within the old, cultural, and spiritual context of fifth-century Athens, exhibiting how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater might be illuminated via details on Athenian legislation athletic contests, kinfolk with neighboring states, ideals concerning the underworld, and numerous different info of Hellenic lifestyles. Hogan clarifies phrases that would puzzle smooth readers, corresponding to position names and mythological references, and offers unique consciousness to textual and linguistic concerns: arguable questions of interpretation; tough or major Greek phrases; use of favor, rhetoric, and commonplaces in Greek poetry; and Aeschylus's position within the poetic culture of Homer, Hesiod, and the elegiac poets. useful info on staging and construction is additionally incorporated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and large cross-references among the seven performs. approaching volumes will disguise the works of Sophocles and Euripides.
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A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies. Aeschylus: Aeschylus v. 1 by James C. Hogan