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The Seven Against Thebes

The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus

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Overview

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. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived into modern times. Fragments of some other plays have survived in quotes and more continue to be discovered on Egyptian papyrus, often giving us surprising insights into his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627558723
Publisher: Wilder Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 06/10/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 50
File size: 333 KB

About the Author

Anthony Hecht is among America's most distinguished poets, and has received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1968 and the Loines Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He has also been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the author of numerous books of verse.
Helen Bacon is Professor of Classics at Barnard College, and has been scholar-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome, a Fullbright Fellow, and a Fellow of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. She is the author of Barbarians in Greek Tragedy.

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