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review Aeschylus Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB The importance of Aeschylus in the development of the drama is immense Before him tragedy had consisted of the chorus and one actor; and by introducing a second actor expanding the dramatic dialogue thus made possible and reducing the lyrical parts he practically created Greek tragedy as we understand it Like other writers of his time he acted in his own plays and trained the chorus in their dances and songs; and he did much to give impressiveness to the performances by his development of the accessories of scene and costume on the stage. It seems nothing can reach the superiority of Orestie no one has ever since mourned a lost one like Cassandra no one has been deluded as has Clytemnestra no one has been deceptive and infidel as has been Agamemnon and no one has grown to a fury and then to the penitence of Orestes This entire book is an amazing hall of human misery and repentance

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review Aeschylus Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ae The Libation Bearers and the Eumenides The FuriesThe Oresteian trilogy on The House of Atreus is one of the supreme productions of all literature It deals with the two great themes of the retribution of crime and the inheritance of evil; and here a parallel may be found between the assertions of the justice of God by Aeschylus and by the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel The nobility of thought and the majesty of style with which these ideas are set forth give this triple drama its place at the head of the literary masterpieces of the antiue wor. Actually this is 5 because of two plays Agamemnon and Prometheus Bound These two are pieces of literature for which there are not sufficient superlatives Agamemnon is the archetypal tragedy with everything moving to its doom laden conclusion while Prometheus Bound establishes a genre of writing that will inspire such figures as Milton and WagnerOf the rest of the work my response is mixed The Persians and Suppliants tend to be somewhat static and while I m always impressed by the roles of the Furies in the Eumenindes the frankly misogynistic tone underlying Apollo s arguments on behalf of Orestes irritate me too profoundly The Works of John M Synge Vol 2 retribution of crime and the inheritance of evil; and here a parallel may be found between the assertions of the justice of God by Aeschylus and by the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel The nobility of thought and the majesty of style with which these ideas are set forth give this triple drama its place at the head of the literary masterpieces of the antiue wor. Actually this is 5 because of two plays Agamemnon and Prometheus Bound These two are pieces of literature for which there are not sufficient superlatives Agamemnon is the archetypal tragedy with everything moving to its doom laden conclusion while Prometheus Bound establishes a genre of writing that will inspire such figures as Milton and WagnerOf the The Complete Fairy Tales rest of the work my Trivial Complaints response is mixed The Persians and Suppliants tend to be somewhat static and while I m always impressed by the My Philadelphia Father roles of the Furies in the Eumenindes the frankly misogynistic tone underlying Apollo s arguments on behalf of Orestes irritate me too profoundly

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review Aeschylus Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Of the seventy or eighty plays which he is said to have written only seven survive The Suppliant Maidens on the daughters of Danas; The Persians dealing with the defeat of Xerxes at Salamis; The Seven against Thebes part of a tetra logy on the legend of Thebes; Prometheus Bound part of a trilogy of which the first part was probably Prometheus the Fire bringer and the last Prometheus Unbound; and the Oresteia The House of Atreus the only example of a complete Greek tragic trilogy which has come down to us consisting of Agamemnon Choephor. Even in translation one gets the sense of Aeschylus taking language as far as it can go and it a number of instances too far But of the three Greek tragedians he is by far the most interesting to me The Chicago University Press translations are the ones I keep coming back to They were the first I read and I associate them most closely with the plays It s deeply frustrating that they do not provide context on the language and culture These wonderful plays deserve a deeper analysis and understanding Fortunately there is James C Hogan s excellent companion piece called A Commentary on the Complete Greek Tragedies Aeschylus I highly recommend having this at your side especially when reading the Oresteia and Prometheus Bound Aeschylus fame rests on his wonderful Oresteia trilogy and revolutionary Prometheus Bound The rest are minor pieces without the dramatic depth or breadth of these two Interestingly he s very interested in the aftermath of war This is one of my favorite authors and books I highly recommend it The Oresteia One of the most striking things about The Oresteia is its dense imagery The trilogy presented on a bare stage with a strictly limited number of speakers focuses on several key images and words that interact throughout the three parts Imagery related to nets houses birdsanimals illnesshealing stainscleaning torches sleepingdreaming and sailing appear throughout It is truly minimalistThe Latti translation has many memorable lines and phrases including I tell you he is alive and killing the dead The Libation Bearers 887 Apparently that can also be read in the original Greek as The dead is killing the living Pain flowers for him The Libation Bearers 1009 Let go upon this man the stormblasts of our bloodshot breath Eumenides 137 Caught inside the hard wrestle of water Eumenides 557I don t have anything to add to the thousands of years of criticism This is a remarkable play that I ve returned to many times throughout my life and I m sure I ll return again The Latti translation as noted above contains many gems though I m baffled by the odd line breaks Is that in the original Is he following Aeschylus line for line Or is that Latti s attempt to mimic modern ie 1950s poetry I didn t like it 1013The Suppliant Maids This play appears to lay the groundwork for the succeeding two parts of the trilogy There are a few interesting lines but other than that there isn t a whole lot of drama or conflict It is mostly building up to the climactic moments that are now lost 0518The Persians This is not a very compelling play to read It is a long lament by the Persians who had lost a war to the Athenians In performance with music and staging it may have been a compelling piece but on the page it is rather anticlimatic 0211Seven Against Thebes This is a bit compelling than Aeschylus other minor plays The ending is a bit marred and there isn t much action even by Greek standards but otherwise I found the language and situation interesting Of the three minor plays this one deserves a re reading Prometheus Bound Greek mythology is full of men struggling against gods And losing In Prometheus Bound Prometheus a fellow god vies with a tyrannical Zeus for the benefit of mankind and for his trouble he s nailed to a rock Aeschylus presents Zeus as a tyrant attempting to destroy mankind raping Io and leaving her to Juno s harsh fate nailing Prometheus to a rock for defending mankind suppressing dissent and intimidating foes As the preface to the Oxford edition notes Zeus foreshadows the methods of twentieth century totalitarianism inflicting isolation deprivation of sleep intimidation endlessly repeated accusations of lying maintenance of very painful postures etc p 12 After 2001 we in the US can t say these are exclusively the tools of totalitariansBut Prometheus has one trump card he knows how Zeus s reign might end which even Zeus doesn t know The death of a god the rise of a new day free from tyranny are promised Such thoughts agitated the pens of Romantics like Shelley and Byron But as the Oxford preface notes that s probably not the direction Aeschylus took in the remainder of the trilogy This is but part one and evidence points to a conciliation between Prometheus and Zeus at the end Zeus remains supremeBy itself though Prometheus Unbound is a romantic struggle against the seemingly omnipotent god in which the underdog the downtrodden the victim might actually taste victory It s a stirring work It s not surprising this part of the play survived 0115


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