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Aeschylus & Sophocles

John Tresidder Sheppard

Aeschylus & Sophocles

their work and influence

by John Tresidder Sheppard

  • 101 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Longmans, Green and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aeschylus,
  • Sophocles,
  • Literature, Comparative -- English and Greek,
  • Literature, Comparative -- Greek and English

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 201-204

    Statementby J.T. Sheppard
    SeriesOur debt to Greece and Rome
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 204 p.
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14559363M
    LC Control Number27002690

      The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides - Ebook written by Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.

    The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the . Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals.

      This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot 4/5(1). Centuries before Aeschylus was born, in this combination of a ballad with a dance, there was a germ of drama. Homer Iliad was a new creation, made by his genius out of old material. 2 The tales of Troy, founded on truth, but enriched already first by singers, then by reciters, came to him with a tradition of a simple, but flexible narrative.


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His name derives from the Greek word aiskhos, meaning "shame". Sophocles I contains the plays “Antigone,” translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; “Oedipus the King,” translated by David Grene; and “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by Robert Fitzgerald.

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers.

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Looking for books by Aeschylus. See all books authored by Aeschylus, including The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides, and Greek Tragedies, Volume 1, and more on   The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (Modern Library Classics) Hardcover – Aug by Sophocles (Author), Aeschylus (Author), Euripides (Author), Mary Lefkowitz (Editor)/5(34).

Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides are three of the best-known Athenian tragic poets. Aeschylus was known as the “Father of Tragedy.” He was once sent as a child to watch grapes ripen in the countryside.

When he fell asleep though, Dionysus appeared to him in a dream and commanded him to write tragedies. So, Aeschylus began a tragedy the. Sophocles first won a prize for tragic drama indefeating the veteran Aeschylus.

He wrote over a hundred plays for the Athenian theater, and is /5(11). Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs and a selection from Aristotle's Poetics.3/5(1).

Aeschylus' Oresteia was already a classic by the time of both Sophocles and Euripides, so each shifted their focuses.

In Libation Bearers, Aeschylus had focused on motherhood; in Sophocles, focus had shifted further to Electra, making Clytemnestra more villainous than anything else/5. Philoctetes (Ancient Greek: Φιλοκτήτης, Philoktētēs; English pronunciation: / ˌ f ɪ l ə k ˈ t iː t iː z /, stressed on the third syllable, -tet-) is a play by Sophocles (Aeschylus and Euripides also each wrote a Philoctetes but theirs have not survived).

The play was written during the Peloponnesian is one of the seven extant tragedies by : Tragedy. Sophocles (sŏf´əklēz), c BC– BC, Greek tragic dramatist, younger contemporary of Aeschylus and older contemporary of Euripides, s, near Athens. A man of wealth, charm, and genius, Sophocles was given posts of responsibility in.

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The Persians (Ancient Greek: Πέρσαι, Persai, Latinised as Persae) is an ancient Greek tragedy written during the Classical period of Ancient Greece by the Greek tragedian is the second and only surviving part of a now otherwise lost trilogy that won the first prize at the dramatic competitions in Athens' City Dionysia festival in BC, with Pericles serving as Place premiered: Athens.

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