Study Guide to the Plays of Aeschylus

Study Guide to the Plays of Aeschylus

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Aeschylus,the ancient greek playwright. Titles in this study guide include The Suppliant Maids, The Persians, The Oresteia, Seven Against Thebes, Prometheus Bound, The Eumenides, and The Libation Bearers.

As the world's first great dramatist, Aeschylus became known as "the father of tragedy." Aeschylus greatly influenced Greek tragedies by expanding the number of characters in theater. Moreover, Aeschylus' plays focused on daily activities and studies of human behavior, ethical problems, and divine justice. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Aeschylus classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645424406
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

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Intelligent Education is a learning company with a mission to publish accessible resources and digital tools to educate the world. Their mission drives every project, from publishing books to designing software and online courses, film projects, mobile apps, VR/AR learning tools and more. IE builds tools to empower people who love to learn. Intelligent Education offers courses in science, mathematics, the arts, humanities, history and language arts taught by leading university professors from Wake Forest University, Indiana University, Texas A&M University, and other great schools. The learning platform features 3D models and 360 media paired with instructional videos for on-screen and Mixed Reality interaction that increases student engagement and improves retention. The IE team is geographically located across the United States and is a division of Academic Influence. Learn more at

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to Aeschylus 7 2) The Development of Fifth Century Athens 7 3) The Development of Greek Drama 24 4) The Greek Theatre 38 5) Introduction to The Suppliant Maidens 42 6) Characters and Setting 46 7) The Play 48 8) Introduction to The Persians 58 9) Characters and Setting 60 10) The Play 62 11) Introduction to Seven Against Thebes 70 12) Characters and Setting 74 13) The Play 76 14) Introduction to Prometheus Bound 85 15) The Play 88 16) The Oresteia 102 17) Background 108 18) Characters and Setting 110 19) The Play 112 20) Characters and Setting 131 21) Background 133 22) Characters and Setting 135 23) The Play 137 24) The Eumenides 156 25) Characters and Setting 159 26) The Play 161 27) Essay Questions and Answers 179 28) The Development of Fifth Century Athens 187

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