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Aeschylus - Plays, Lyrical Dramas

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ISBN-10: 1406791482

ISBN-13: 9781406791488

Edition: N/A

Authors: Aeschylus

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List price: $33.99
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 444
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.99" tall
Weight: 1.232
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…