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Literary Criticism Drama

Aeschylus

The Earlier Plays and Related Studies

by (author) D.J. Conacher

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Sep 1996
Category
Drama, Ancient & Classical, Ancient, Classical & Medieval
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802071552
    Publish Date
    Sep 1996
    List Price
    $24.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780802007964
    Publish Date
    Sep 1996
    List Price
    $64.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442664678
    Publish Date
    Sep 1996
    List Price
    $81.00

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This volume complements D.J. Conacher's two earlier studies of Aeschylus, Aeschylus' 'Prometheus Bound' (1980) and Aeschylus' 'Oresteia' (1987), and completes his literary commentary on the extant plays of Aeschylus.

 

In this volume Conacher provides a detailed running commentary on the three earlier plays (The Persians, The Seven against Thebes, and The Suppliants), as well as an analysis of their themes, structure and dramatic techniques and devices. In two more general studies he reviews Aeschylus' dramatic uses of the chorus and of imagery.

 

Conacher's close readings of the text and sensitive analysis of the main problems in the plays will be of benefit to students, especially those encountering these plays for the first time, either in Greek or in translation. He also provides a thorough overview of the various interpretative and philological problems and opinions encountered in Aeschylean scholarship, which will be of interest to senior scholars as well as students.

About the author

D.J. Conacher was a professor emeritus of the Department of Classics, Trinity College, University of Toronto. He was the recipient of numerous postgraduate and postdoctoral fellowships and awards including the Nuffield Travelling Fellowship for Research at Oxford, Research Travel Grants from the Humanities Research Council and the Canada Council, and a Visiting Research Scholarship at Fondation Hardt, Geneva.

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