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Aeschylus : Eumenides - Aeschylus



By: Aeschylus, Alan H. Sommerstein (Editor), P. E. Easterling (Editor), Philip Hardie (Editor), Richard Hunter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th January 1990
ISBN: 9780521284301
Number Of Pages: 320

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Professor Sommerstein here presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Eumenides is of all Athenian tragic dramas the one most consciously designed to be relevant to the situation of the Athenian state at the time of its performance (458 BC), and seems to have contained daring innovations both in technique and in ideas. The introduction and commentary to this edition seek to bring out how Aeschylus shaped to his purpose the legends he inherited, and ended the tragic story of Agamemnon's family in a celebration of Athenian civic unity and justice. The commentary also pays detailed attention to the linguistic, metrical and textual problems to be encountered by the reader.

Prefacep. vii
References and abbreviationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The legendp. 1
Erinyes, Eumenides and Semnaip. 6
The Areopagus and homicidep. 13
The life and work of Aeschylusp. 17
Justice and the godsp. 19
A play for its dayp. 25
Production and stagingp. 32
The textp. 35
Siglap. 37
Eumenidesp. 39
Commentaryp. 79
lyric metresp. 287
Indexesp. 297
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ISBN: 9780521284301
ISBN-10: 0521284309
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8th January 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.27 x 12.9  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.36