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Description for Aeschylus Hardcover. Aeschylus (ca 525-456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. This third volume collects the major fragments of lost Aeschylean plays. Editor(s): Sommerstein, Alan H. Translator(s): Sommerstein, Alan H. Series: Loeb Classical Library. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: 2AHA; DB; DD; DSBB. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 169 x 114 x 17. Weight in Grams: 288.

Tantalizing quotations from lost tragedies.

Aeschylus (ca. 525–456 BC), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world’s great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens, fought against the Persians at Marathon and probably also at Salamis, and had one of his productions sponsored by the young Pericles. He was twice invited to visit Sicily, and it was there that he died. At Athens he competed for the tragic prize at the City Dionysia about nineteen times between circa 499 and 458, and won it on thirteen occasions; in ... Read more

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Harvard University Press United States
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About Aeschylus
Alan H. Sommerstein is Professor of Greek, University of Nottingham.

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Alan Sommerstein’s three-volume Aeschylus… is in many respects the best critical edition of this playwright available in any format. Sommerstein’s authority as a linguist and expert in Aeschylean drama is second to none… Particularly welcome is the well-documented and clearly presented volume of Fragments—for of course the seven plays we happen to possess are by no means all that Aeschylus ... Read more

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