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Aeschylus : Fragments v. III - Aeschylus

Aeschylus

Fragments v. III

By: Aeschylus, Alan H. Sommerstein (Editor, Translator)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2009
ISBN: 9780674996298
Number Of Pages: 400

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Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia thirteen times between ca. 499 and 458, and in his later years was probably victorious almost every time he put on a production, though Sophocles beat him at least once.

Of his total of about eighty plays, seven survive complete. The third volume of this edition collects all the major fragments of lost Aeschylean plays.

Industry Reviews

The Loeb Classical Library, now almost a hundred years old and constituting over [500] volumes, has proven itself (like its French counterpart, the Bud series) an invaluable tool for scholars and students from all over the academic landscape. With Greek or Latin text on the left and English translation on the facing page, it provides quick, consistent and user-friendly access to a wide range of authors, and does not discriminate between those who want to read in the original and those who just want an English version...Alan Sommerstein's three-volume Aeschylus...is in many respects the best critical edition of this playwright available in any format. Sommerstein's authority as a linguist and expert in Aeschylean drama is second to none, and he has provided an up-to-date and carefully constituted text for the seven surviving plays, plus all of the fragmentary remains that are at least one line long. Important manuscript variants and modern conjectures are scrupulously recorded (making the page a little cluttered, but clear enough); and in addition he has provided copious notes, fuller and more numerous than is normal for a Loeb, on matters of myth, geography, history and interpretation. Particularly welcome is the well-documented and clearly presented volume of Fragments--for of course the seven plays we happen to possess are by no means all that Aeschylus wrote, and not necessarily even the seven best: the trilogies dealing with Achilles at Troy, or with Pentheus and the Bacchants, for example, seem to have been especially daring and influential. The facing English translation is a trustworthy guide for all who want help in figuring out wjat Aeschylus (probably) wrote and meant.-- (02/12/2010)

Preface
Introduction
Bibliography
Sigla
Abbreviations
Attributed Fragments
Athamas
Egyptians
Women of Aetna
Amymone
Women of Argos
The Argo or Oarsmen
Atalanta
Bacchae
Bassarids
Glaucus
Glaucus the Sea-god
Glaucus of
Potniae
Danaids
Net-Haulers
Eleusinians
Epigoni
Edonians
Daughters of the Sun
Children of Heracles
Chamber-Makers
The Sacred Delegation or At the Isthmian Games
Thracian Women
Priestesses
Ixion
Iphigeneia
Cabeiri
Callisto
Carians or Europa
Cercyon
Heralds
Circe
Cretan
Women
Laius
The Lion
Lemnian
Women
Lycurgus
Memnon
Myrmidons
Mysians
Youths
Nemea
Nereids
Niobe
Wool-Carders
Oedipus
The Award of the Arms
Bone-Gatherers
Palamedes
Pentheus
Perrhaebian Women
Penelope
Polydectes
Prometheus
Prometheus
Unbound
Prometheus the Fire-Bearer
The Escort
Proteus
Women of Salamis
Semele or Water-Carriers
Sisyphus the Runaway and Sisyphus the Stone-Roller
The Sphinx
Telephus
Archeresses
The Nurses of Dionysus
Hypsipyle
Philoctetes
Phineus
Phorcides
Phrygians or The Ransoming of Hector
Ghost-Raisers
The Weighing of Souls
Oreithyia
"The Dike Play"
Unattributed Fragments
Probably Aeschylean Papyrus Fragments
Doubtfully Ascribe Fragments
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780674996298
ISBN-10: 0674996291
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 3
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 13th January 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 10.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.27

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