Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 January 2012

300 Pages | 1 map

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199595600

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The Agamemnon of Aeschylus

A Commentary for Students

David Raeburn and Oliver Thomas

  • The extensive notes in the commentary offer detailed grammatical help and aim to guide the reader through the many problems of text, language, and meaning.
  • An appendix discusses the metres and rhythms of the play, and encourages students to practise delivering these aloud in order to appreciate the musical dimension of Aeschylus' poetry.
  • The commentary draws attention to matters of staging, and is fully cross-referenced with the broad questions discussed in the introduction.
  • This commentary on Agamemnon is the first to be published in English since 1958.