9780192832825-0192832824-Persians and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)

Persians and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780192832825
ISBN-10: 0192832824
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Aeschylus
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780192832825
ISBN-10: 0192832824
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Aeschylus
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged author Aeschylus wrote Persians and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) comprising 384 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0192832824 and 9780192832825. Since then Persians and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Aeschylus is a towering figure in western literature, the first of the great Greek playwrights, a dramatist whose work still has the power to inspire and terrify readers and theatre-goers alike. The four plays in this volume demonstrate the full range and depth of Aeschylus's genius. Persians is the only surviving tragedy to draw on contemporary history, the Greeks' extraordinary victory over Persia in 480 BC. In Seven Against Thebes, a royal family is cursed with self-destruction, in a remorseless tragedy that anticipates the grandeur of the later Oresteia. Suppliants portrays the wretched plight of the daughters of Danaus, fleeing from enforced marriage. And in the hugely influential Prometheus Bound, Prometheus is relentlessly persecuted by Zeus for benefitting mankind in defiance of the god. Christopher Collard's highly readable new translation is accompanied by an introduction that sets the plays in their original context; by comprehensive explanatory notes on the language, structure, and content of the plays, and by an up-to-date bibliography, five maps, and an index.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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