The Suppliant Maidens, the Persians, the Seven Against Thebes, the Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Suppliant Maidens, the Persians, the Seven Against Thebes, the Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus

The surviving dramas of Aeschylus are seven in number, though he is believed to have written nearly a hundred during his life of sixty-nine years, from 525 B.C. to 456 B.C. That he fought at Marathon in 490, and at Salamis in 480 B.C. is a strongly accredited tradition, rendered almost certain by the vivid references to both battles in his play of The Persians which was produced in 472. But his earliest extant play was, probably, not The Persians but The Suppliant Maidens - a mythical drama, the fame of which has been largely eclipsed by the historic interest of The Persians, and is undoubtedly the least known and least regarded of the seven. Its topic - the flight of the daughters of Danaus from Egypt to Argos, in order to escape from a forced bridal with their first-cousins, the sons of Aegyptus - is legendary, and the lyric element predominates in the play as a whole.

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EAN: 9781330573457
ISBN: 1330573455
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2015
Seitenanzahl: 254 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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