A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies. Aeschylus: by James C. Hogan

By James C. Hogan

This remark bargains a wealthy creation and worthy advisor to the seven surviving performs attributed to Aeschylus. even though it might probably profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the statement relies at the acclaimed Chicago translations, The entire Greek Tragedies, edited by way of David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.

James C. Hogan presents a normal advent to Aeschylean theater and drama, through a line-by-line statement on all the seven performs. He locations Aeschylus within the historic, cultural, and spiritual context of fifth-century Athens, displaying how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater will be illuminated by way of info on Athenian legislation athletic contests, kinfolk with neighboring states, ideals concerning the underworld, and numerous different information of Hellenic lifestyles. Hogan clarifies phrases that may puzzle smooth readers, corresponding to position names and mythological references, and provides certain realization 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 details on staging and creation is usually integrated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and huge cross-references among the seven performs. impending volumes will hide the works of Sophocles and Euripides.

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