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Aeschylus: The Persians

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Aeschylus: The Persians by Edith Hall
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A ghost summoned with bizarre rituals from the underworld, the elaborate protocol of the Persian court, desperate lamentation, self-mutilation, and a thrilling eye-witness account of the battle of Salamis these are some of the features of Aeschylus' Persians which make it one of the most exciting examples of ancient theatre. As the earliest surviving European drama it is of incalculable interest to students of ancient literature; as the only extended account of the Persian wars by an author who fought in them, it is a unique document of the Athenian historical imagination. In this, the first English language edition of the text with a commentary for thirty-five years, the particular focus is on the visual and aural effects Aeschylus created, his extraordinarily rich imagery, and the play's unique contribution to Athenian democratic ideology.

Author Biography

Edith Hall is a fellow in Classics at Somerville College, Oxford, and the author of numerous publications on Greek literature and society, including Inventing the Barbarian: Greek Self-Definition Through Tragedy.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 1996
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Aris & Phillips Ltd
Pages
280
Dimensions
149x210x13
ISBN-13
9780856685972
Product ID
2775128

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