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

By James C. Hogan

ISBN-10: 0226348423

ISBN-13: 9780226348421

ISBN-10: 0226348431

ISBN-13: 9780226348438

This statement deals a wealthy creation and important consultant to the seven surviving performs attributed to Aeschylus. even though it could actually profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the observation is predicated at the acclaimed Chicago translations, The whole Greek Tragedies, edited by means of David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.

James C. Hogan offers a common creation to Aeschylean theater and drama, by way of a line-by-line statement on all of the seven performs. He locations Aeschylus within the historic, cultural, and non secular context of fifth-century Athens, exhibiting how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater will be illuminated by means of details on Athenian legislation athletic contests, relatives with neighboring states, ideals concerning the underworld, and numerous different information of Hellenic lifestyles. Hogan clarifies phrases that would puzzle sleek readers, reminiscent of position names and mythological references, and provides detailed 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 creation is usually incorporated, 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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