Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians

Aeschylus


Aeschylus (525–456 BC) introduced a brand new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, elevating it to the prestige of excessive artwork. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by means of Zeus for bold to enhance the nation of wretchedness and servitude within which mankind is stored. The Suppliants tells the tale of the fifty daughters of Danaus who needs to flee to flee enforced marriages, whereas Seven opposed to Thebes indicates the inexorable downfall of the final contributors of the cursed relatives of Oedipus. And The Persians, the one Greek tragedy to house occasions from fresh Athenian historical past, depicts the aftermath of the defeat of Persia within the conflict of Salamis, with a sympathetic portrayal of its disgraced King Xerxes.

Philip Vellacott’s evocative translation is followed by means of an advent, with person discussions of the performs, and their resources in background and mythology.

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