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Aeschylus: Eumenides ( Aeschylus A. J. Podlecki (ed)) Paperback Book, (Aris and Phillips, 1989) 9780856683824
Aeschylus: Eumenides ( Aeschylus A. J. Podlecki (ed)) Paperback Book, (Aris and Phillips, 1989) 9780856683824
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Title: Aeschylus: Eumenides

Author: Aeschylus, A. J. Podlecki (ed)

Publisher: Aris and Phillips; Publication Date: 1989

Paperback; ISBN: 9780856683824

Volumes: 1; Pages: 227

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This edition of Aeschylus' triumphantly reconciliatory final play of the Oresteian trilogy presents a newly constituted textthat diverges substantially from Page's OCT of 1972. The translation is in prose, with literary and historical commentary, and an introduction dealing with myth, historical background and suggested staging of the play. There are also several appendixes.Table of ContentsIntroduction I. The Myth before Aeschylus Cult of the SemnaiEarly conceptions of the Erinyes II. StagingThe design of the early theatreThe staging of EumenidesIII. Philosophy and PoliticsIV. Influence Ancient literatureAncient artThe Myth in later literature and musicV. The Eumenides and its place in the work of AeschylusDike (Justice) in The OresteiaThe moral of the trilogyVI. The text and its transmission Parallel Greek Text and English Translation Commentary Appendices I. Athenian judicial procedure as reflected in the trial scene II. Athena's vote III. The choral metres
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