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Persians (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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The Persians, Aeschylus' earliest surviving tragedy, holds a fascination both for readers of Greek drama and Greek history. Not only is it the earliest existing play in the Western tradition, it is drawn directly from the playwright's own experiences at the battle of Salamis, making it the only account of the Persian Wars composed by an eyewitness. And as pure tragedy, it is a masterpiece. Aeschylus tells the story of the war from the Persian point of view, and his pride in the great victory of Greeks is tempered with a real compassion for Xerxes and his vanquished nation. Lembke and Harrington have rendered this stunning work in a modern translation that loses none of the original's dramatic juxtaposition of serenity and violence, hope and despair.

About the Author

Janet Lembke, a poet, is the author of Bronze and Iron, and is co-translator of the forthcoming edition of Euripides's Suppliants, also in the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series.

C. John Herington is Professor of Classics and Talcott Professor of Greek at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including Poetry into Drama and Aeschylus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195070088
Translator:
Lembke, Janet
Translator:
Herington, C. John
Translator:
Lembke, Janet
Author:
Lembke, Janet
Author:
null, Janet
Author:
Aeschylus
Author:
null, C. J.
Author:
Herington, C. J.
Author:
Herington, C. John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Greece History Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C.
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
tables
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
5.31 x 8 x 0.3 in 0.4 lb

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