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Persians and Other Plays

Aeschylus
Translated by Christopher Collard

January 2009

ISBN: 9780192832825

384 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

An accurate and highly readable new translation with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound.

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An accurate and highly readable new translation with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound.

  • A new, accurate, and readable translation of four major Greek tragedies, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound.
  • The translation is based on the most authoritative edition of the Greek text.
  • The detailed Introduction sets the plays in their original context and considers them as theatrical and poetic works.
  • Comprehensive explanatory notes gloss details of language and content, structure and form.
  • Includes up-to-date bibliography, five maps, and an index.
  • Companion volume to OWC Oresteia, also tr. Christopher Collard

About the Author(s)

Aeschylus

Translated by Christopher Collard, Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Wales Swansea

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Bibliography
    Chronology
    PERSIANS
    SEVEN AGAINST THEBES
    SUPPLIANTS
    PROMETHEUS BOUND
    Maps
    Explanatory Notes
    Index

Reviews

"Excellent...as scholarly and reliable as anyone could wish for...clear and judicious." - Mark Griffiths, Times Literary Supplement