The Agamemnon of Aeschylus: A Commentary for Students

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This commentary discusses Aeschylus' play Agamemnon (458 BC), which is one of the most popular of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies, and is the first to be published in English since 1958. It is designed particularly to help students who are tackling Aeschylus in the original Greek for the first time, and includes a reprint of D. L. Page's Oxford Classical Text of the play.

The introduction defines the place of Agamemnon within the Oresteia trilogy as a whole, and the historical context in which the plays were produced. It discusses Aeschylus' handling of the traditional myth and the main ideas which underpin his overall design: such as the development of justice and the nature of human responsibility; and it emphasizes how the power of words, seen as ominous speech-acts which can determine future events, makes a central contribution to the play's dramatic momentum. Separate sections explore Aeschylus' use of theatrical resources, the role of the chorus, and the solo characters. Finally there is an analysis of Aeschylus' distinctive poetic style and use of imagery, and an outline of the transmission of the play from 458 BC to the first printed editions.

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Raeburn and Thomas have provided a comprehensive and reliable guide to the Agamemnon that will be of use to students and scholars alike. ( Eric Dugdale, CJ-Online)

About the Author:

David Raeburn read Literae Humaniores at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1949. After a career as a classics teacher and headmaster, he has been teaching classical languages an the University of Oxford since 1991. He played a leading role in establishing the Summer School in Ancient Greek, organized by the Joint Association of Classics Teachers, and is also known as a director of student productions of many Greek tragedies including Agamemnon, both in Greek and in translation.

Oliver Thomas graduated from New College, Oxford in 2004. He completed his doctorate in 2009, and is currently University Lecturer in Greek and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge University

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 213 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This commentary discusses Aeschylus play Agamemnon (458 BC), which is one of the most popular of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies, and is the first to be published in English since 1958. It is designed particularly to help students who are tackling Aeschylus in the original Greek for the first time, and includes a reprint of D. L. Page s Oxford Classical Text of the play. The introduction defines the place of Agamemnon within the Oresteia trilogy as a whole, and the historical context in which the plays were produced. It discusses Aeschylus handling of the traditional myth and the main ideas which underpin his overall design: such as the development of justice and the nature of human responsibility; and it emphasizes how the power of words, seen as ominous speech-acts which can determine future events, makes a central contribution to the play s dramatic momentum. Separate sections explore Aeschylus use of theatrical resources, the role of the chorus, and the solo characters. Finally there is an analysis of Aeschylus distinctive poetic style and use of imagery, and an outline of the transmission of the play from 458 BC to the first printed editions. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199595617

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2012. Condizione libro: New. 2012. 1st Edition. Paperback. This commentary on Aeschylus' Agamemnon offers the reader a thorough introduction, extensive notes, and separate sections which explore Aeschylus' use of theatrical resources, an analysis of his distinctive poetic style and use of imagery, and an outline of the transmission of the play from 458 BC to the first printed editions. Num Pages: 368 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 2AHA; 3D; DD; DSBB; DSG; HBLA1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 20. Weight in Grams: 456. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780199595617

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 213 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This commentary discusses Aeschylus play Agamemnon (458 BC), which is one of the most popular of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies, and is the first to be published in English since 1958. It is designed particularly to help students who are tackling Aeschylus in the original Greek for the first time, and includes a reprint of D. L. Page s Oxford Classical Text of the play. The introduction defines the place of Agamemnon within the Oresteia trilogy as a whole, and the historical context in which the plays were produced. It discusses Aeschylus handling of the traditional myth and the main ideas which underpin his overall design: such as the development of justice and the nature of human responsibility; and it emphasizes how the power of words, seen as ominous speech-acts which can determine future events, makes a central contribution to the play s dramatic momentum. Separate sections explore Aeschylus use of theatrical resources, the role of the chorus, and the solo characters. Finally there is an analysis of Aeschylus distinctive poetic style and use of imagery, and an outline of the transmission of the play from 458 BC to the first printed editions. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199595617

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