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Bacon, Helen H.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 2,777 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PA3827.S4, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Helen H Bacon
 
Most widely held works by Helen H Bacon
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy "The Seven Against Thebes." The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, "The Seven Against Thebes" tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes, and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, each by the others hand. Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension, "Seven Against Thebes" is revealed by Hecht and Bacon as a work of great unity and drama, one exceptionally rich in symbolism and imagery
Barbarians in Greek tragedy by Helen H Bacon( Book )

17 editions published between 1955 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persians and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus is the first of the great Greek playwrights, and the four plays in this volume demonstrate the remarkable range of Greek tragedy. Persians is the only surviving tragedy to draw on contemporary history, the Greeks' extraordinary victory over Persia in 480 BC. The Persians' aggression is inhuman in scale and offends the gods, but while celebrating the Greek triumph, Aeschylus also portrays the shock of the defeated with some compassion. In Seven Against Thebes a royal family is cursed with self-destruction, in a remorseless tragedy that anticipates the grandeur of the later Oresteia. Suppliants portrays the wretched plight of the daughters of Danaus, fleeing from enforced marriage; as refugees they seek protection and must plead a moral and political case to gain it. And in Prometheus Bound, Prometheus is relentlessly persecuted by Zeus for benefitting mankind in defiance of the god.--Supplied by the publisher
Witches, devils, and doctors in the Renaissance by Johann Weyer( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weyer, Johann
Seven against Thebes (The Greek tragedy in new translations) by Anthony Hecht( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets and critics read Vergil by Sarah Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vergil has exerted a stronger grasp on the poetic imagination and critical scholarship than almost any other poet. This book - a collection of essays and conversations by such leading poets and classicists as Joseph Brodsky, Christine Perkell, Michael C.J. Putnam, and Mark Strand - explores the ways in which Vergil has influenced readers of today." "The book takes a broad look at questions of historicism: how we read a work written 2,000 years ago. There are not only close readings of the Aeneid, the Eclogues, and Georgics, but also essays dealing with such topics as Vergil's relation to the Roman past, the critical reception of the Aeneid through the centuries, and Vergil's influence from the Renaissance to the present."--Jacket
In- and outdoor schooling : Robert Frost and the classics by Helen H Bacon( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven against Thebes by Eschyle( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sibyl in the bottle by Helen H Bacon( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Frost centenary( Recording )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents a program celebrating the life and career of Robert Frost. Features lectures by Helen H. Bacon, Peter Davison, Robert Pack, and Allen Tate and dramatic readings of the poet's work performed by the Open Eye Company
Robert Frost, 1874-1963( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Library of Congress, The Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, "Robert Frost, 1874-1963," a celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund
Barbarians in Greek tragedy by Helen H Bacon( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aeschylus/Seven Against Thebes by Anthony Hecht( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For girls : from "Birches" to "Wilde Grapes( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seven against Thebes. Translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen H. Bacon by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

H.H. Bacon, Barbarians in Greek Tragedy [recensione] by Guido Paduano( )

1 edition published in 1967 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bacon, Helen

Helen Bacon American classical philologist

Helen Bacon Amerikaans klassiek filologe (1919-2007)

Helen Bacon filóloga clásica estauxunidense (1919–2007)

Helen Bacon US-amerikanische Klassische Philologin

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