Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays
Translated by Christopher Collard
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Aeschylus: Persians and Other Plays by Christopher Collard
Book DescriptionA new, accurate, and readable translation of four of Aeschylus' plays: Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Suppliants, and Prometheus Bound. It is based upon the most authoritative recent edition of the Greek text and particular care is taken with the many lyric passages. A lengthy introduction sets the plays in their original context, and includes short appreciative essays on them. The explanatory notes treat dramatic issues, structure and form, and theatrical aspects, as well as details of content and language. Major difficulties in the texts themselves, which affect general interpretation, are briefly discussed. The volume as a whole should provide an informative, reliable, and suggestive basis for study and enjoyment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198149682
(223mm x 146mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Collard
Euripides, Hardback (February 2009)
Eighteen of the ninety or so plays composed by Euripides between 455 and 406 BCE survive in a complete form and are included in the first six volumes of the "Loeb Euripides". This title discusses the evidence for the lost plays.
Persians and Other Plays, Paperback (January 2009)
An accurate and highly readable new translation with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound.
Fragments, Hardback (June 2008)» View all books by Christopher Collard
Offers an English translation of the plays composed by Euripides between 455 and 406 BCE together with a selection of testimonia bearing on the content of the plays.
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Author Biography - Christopher Collard
Christopher Collard is Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Wales Swansea.
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