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Bacon, Helen H.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 2,661 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
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( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Oedipus's exile, the cursed sons of his incestuous marriage, Eteocles and Polynices, vow to avoid further bloodshed by ruling Thebes in alternate years. However, when Eteocles refuses to step down after the first year of the arrangement, Polynices raises an army led by seven Argive champions to retake Thebes by force. Fearing the invaders, and feeling the fear of his people, Eteocles vows to fight Polynices man to man for the future of the city. Instead, they kill one another in battle beneath the seventh gate of the city, leading directly to the dilemma of their sister, Antigone, and her ultimate demise
The seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 898 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
Barbarians in Greek tragedy by Helen H Bacon( Book )

16 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persians and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 141 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
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
Seven against Thebes. Translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen H. Bacon by Aeschylus( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 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

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

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

Seven against Thebes (The Greek tragedy in new translations) by Helen H Bacon( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
 
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Alternative Names
Bacon, Helen

Helen Bacon American classical philologist

Helen Bacon Amerikaans klassiek filologe (1919-2007)

Helen Bacon US-amerikanische Klassische Philologin

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