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Aeschylus Plays : I: The Persians , Prometheus Bound , The Suppliants and Seven Against Thebes -  Aeschylus

Aeschylus Plays

I: The Persians , Prometheus Bound , The Suppliants and Seven Against Thebes

Paperback Published: 1st August 2006
ISBN: 9780413651907
Number Of Pages: 188
For Ages: 16+ years old

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Classic plays reissued in the new Methuen Greek Classics series in a new distinctive style

The Persians; based on the destruction of the Persian invaders in 480BC, breaks with the Greek tradition of purely dramatising myths to deals with the recent past and with characters who would have been familiar to its first audience in 472BC; Prometheus Bound stages the stand off between the original rebel and hero Prometheus and almighty Zeus; Suppliants, follows the plight of Danaus and his daughters, in flight from a fateful marriage contract with the King of Egypt's sons and shows the triumph of humanity over brute force while Seven Against Thebes dramatises the final battle between the two sons of Oedipus Eteocles and Polynices in the climax of the Oedipus saga. Translated by Kenneth McLeish and Frederic Raphael, these plays are widely studied in schools, colleges and universities.


The Persians; Prometheus Bound; The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes

ISBN: 9780413651907
ISBN-10: 0413651908
Series: Methuen World Dramatists : Book 1
Audience: BAC
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 12.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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