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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays Prometheus Bound, the Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, the Persians

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ISBN-10: 0140441123

ISBN-13: 9780140441123

Edition: 2001

Authors: Aeschylus, Philip Vellacott, Philip Vellacott

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/1961
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.24" wide x 7.76" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Aeschylus was born at Eleusis of a noble family. He fought at the Battle of Marathon (490 b.c.), where a small Greek band heroically defeated the invading Persians. At the time of his death in Sicily, Athens was in its golden age. In all of his extant works, his intense love of Greece and Athens finds expression. Of the nearly 90 plays attributed to him, only 7 survive. These are The Persians (produced in 472 b.c.), Seven against Thebes (467 b.c.), The Oresteia (458 b.c.)---which includes Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides (or Furies) --- Suppliants (463 b.c.), and Prometheus Bound (c.460 b.c.). Six of the seven present mythological stories. The ornate language creates a mood of…