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Works: 7,722 works in 21,705 publications in 35 languages and 197,214 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Poetry  Verse drama  Textbooks  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Creator, Other, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Translator, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Honoree, Editor, Composer, 070, Collector, Performer
Classifications: PA3827.A7, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Aeschylus
Prometheus bound by Aeschylus( Book )

804 editions published between 1559 and 2020 in 19 languages and held by 9,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the Greek legend of the Titan demi-god who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man. His terrible punishment by Zeus, and his continuing defiance of Zeus in the face of that punishment, remain universal symbols of man's vulnerability in any struggle with the gods
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Book )

752 editions published between 1684 and 2020 in 26 languages and held by 6,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon makes a powerful impact on most audiences, even if they are unacquainted with the techniques of Aeschylean tragedy. Its subject is the human condition in its widest aspect
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

433 editions published between 1846 and 2021 in 22 languages and held by 4,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
The libation bearers by Aeschylus( Book )

338 editions published between 1777 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 4,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unfortunate result of the eagerness of modern commentators to lay stress on Aeschylus as a thinker and religious poet has been the frequent neglect to observe The Libation Bearers, like Agamemnon, is full of suspense, action, and skillfully contrived surprise
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

197 editions published between 1823 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eumenides by Eschyle( Book )

303 editions published between 1794 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommerstein presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Of all Athenian tragic dramas, Eumenides is most consciously designed to be relevant to the situation of the Athenian state at the time of its performance (458 B.C.) and seems to have contained daring innovations both in technique and in ideas. The introduction and commentary to this edition seek to bring out how Aeschylus shaped to his purpose the legends he inherited, and ended the tragic story of Agamemnon's family in a celebration of Athenian civic unity and justice. The commentary also pays attention to the linguistic, metrical and textual problems to be encountered by the reader
The Persae of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

503 editions published between 1804 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Septem contra Thebas by Aeschylus( )

169 editions published between 1779 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,494 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 Persians by Aeschylus( Book )

79 editions published between 1909 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines the spellbinding dramatization of an actual battle with a searing indictment of war that transcends the centuries
Aeschylus. by Aeschylus( Book )

441 editions published between 1770 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the seven extant plays of Aeschylus

10 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived into modern times. Fragments of some other plays have survived in quotes and more continue to be discovered on Egyptian papyrus, often giving us surprising insights into his work
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

84 editions published between 1842 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Oedipus, King of Thebes, realized he had married his own mother and had two sons and two daughters with her, he blinded himself and cursed his sons to divide their inheritance (the kingdom) by the sword. To avoid bloodshed his sons Eteocles and Polynices agreed to rule Thebes in alternate years. As the play begins, Eteocles has refused to step down, thus Polynices raises an army of to take Thebes by force. Polynices and his Argive army approach the city of Thebes with seven captains--one assigned to each of the seven gates--where they will meet the corresponding Theban commanders Eteocles sends in single combat. When Polynices is revealed to be commander the seventh gate, Eteocles resolves to fight his brother in person
The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

43 editions published between 1893 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia -- Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides -- depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. - Publisher
Suppliants by Aeschylus( Book )

59 editions published between 1881 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage, The Suppliants is surprising both for its exotic color and for its forceful enactment of the primal struggle between male and female, lust and terror, brutality and cunning. In his translation of this ancient Greek drama, Peter Burian introduces a new generation of readers to a powerful work of Aeschylus' later years. He conveys the strength and daring of Aeschylus' language in the idiom of our own time, while respecting what is essentially classical in this dramatist's art: the rigor of the formal constraint with which he compresses high emotion to the bursting point. The Suppliants, which is the first and only surviving part of a trilogy, does not conform to our expectations of Greek drama in that it has neither hero, nor downfall, nor tragic conclusion. Instead the play portrays unresolved conflicts of sexuality, love, and emotional maturity. These distinctly modern themes come alive in a translation that re-creates the psychological immediacy as well as the dramatic tension of this ancient work
Aeschyli Tragoediae by Aeschylus( Book )

260 editions published between 1580 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar and philologist Gottfried Hermann (1772-1848), professor of classics at Leipzig, was especially influential in the fields of Greek grammar and poetical metres. He was among the leading scholars who argued that an accurate knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages was crucial for understanding the intellectual life of the ancient world, and should be the chief aim of philology, the study of the development of languages. Only seven of the plays of Aeschylus, the father of Greek tragedy, survive in complete form, and Hermann's was the first critical edition to contain all of them. It was published in Leipzig in two volumes in 1852, four years after his death. Volume 2 contains Hermann's annotations on the texts, an essay on 'Aeschylus' errors about Ionia', and an essay on 'The scenes of The Oresteia'
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

33 editions published between 1909 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Agamemnon of Aeschylus : a commentary for students by Aeschylus( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This commentary discusses Aeschylus' play Agamemnon (458 BC), which is one of the most popular of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies, and is the first to be published in English since 1958. It is designed particularly to help students who are tackling Aeschylus in the original Greek for the first time, and includes a reprint of D.L. Page's Oxford Classical Text of the play. The introduction defines the place of Agamemnon within the Oresteia trilogy as a whole, and the historical context in which the plays were produced. It discusses Aeschylus' handling of the traditional myth and the main ideas which underpin his overall design: such as the development of justice and the nature of human responsibility; and it emphasizes how the power of words, seen as ominous speech-acts which can determine future events, makes a central contribution to the play's dramatic momentum. Separate sections explore Aeschylus' use of theatrical resources, the role of the chorus, and the solo characters. Finally there is an analysis of Aeschylus' distinctive poetic style and use of imagery, and an outline of the transmission of the play from 458 BC to the first printed editions."--Publisher's website
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
Oresteia : Agamemnon, the Libation bearers, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1964 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief discussion of the life of Aeschylus and the structure of early tragedy accompanies a translation of the three plays based on H.W. Smyth's Loeb Classical Library text
Aischylou tragodiai epta = Aeschyli tragoediae septem : cum scholiis Graecis omnibus : deperditorum dramatum fragmentis by Aeschylus( )

46 editions published between 1552 and 1983 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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