James C. Hogan's A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies. Aeschylus: PDF

By James C. Hogan

This remark deals a wealthy advent and worthwhile advisor to the seven surviving performs attributed to Aeschylus. notwithstanding it might probably profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the observation relies at the acclaimed Chicago translations, The whole Greek Tragedies, edited by way of David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.

James C. Hogan offers a normal creation to Aeschylean theater and drama, by means of a line-by-line remark on all the seven performs. He locations Aeschylus within the ancient, cultural, and spiritual context of fifth-century Athens, exhibiting how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater could be illuminated via details on Athenian legislation athletic contests, kinfolk with neighboring states, ideals in regards to the underworld, and numerous different information of Hellenic lifestyles. Hogan clarifies phrases that may puzzle smooth readers, similar to position names and mythological references, and offers designated recognition to textual and linguistic concerns: arguable questions of interpretation; tough or major Greek phrases; use of fashion, rhetoric, and commonplaces in Greek poetry; and Aeschylus's position within the poetic culture of Homer, Hesiod, and the elegiac poets. sensible info on staging and construction can also be incorporated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and wide cross-references among the seven performs. drawing close volumes will disguise the works of Sophocles and Euripides.

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