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[Ebook] ➤ Ἀγαμέμνων By Aeschylus – Blackswantea.co.uk Subtitle With Reconstructed Stage Directions Translated from the Greek into English with Introduction Notes and Synopsis Second Edition This is the Second Edition of Howard Rubenstein's acclaimed tranEbook Ἀγαμέμνων By Aeschylus Blackswanteacouk Subtitle With Reconstructed Stage Directions Translated from the Greek into English with Introduction Notes and Synopsis Second Edition This is the Second Edition

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Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Αισχύλος Ésuilo in Portuguese; Esuilo in Spanish; Eschyle en français; Eschil in romanian; Эсхил in russianAeschylus an ancient Greek playwright is often recognized as the father or the founder of tragedy He is the earliest of the three Greek tragedians whose plays survive extant the others being Sophocles and Euripides According to Aristotle he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow for conflict among them; previously characters interacted only with the chorus Unfortunately only seven of an estimated plays by Aeschylus have survived into modern times; one of these plays Prometheus Bound is sometimes thought not to be the work of AeschylusAt least one of Aeschylus's works was influenced by the Persian invasion of Greece which took place during his lifetime His play The Persians remains a good primary source of information about this period in Greek history The war was so important to Greeks and to Aeschylus himself that upon his death around BC his epitaph included a reference to his participation in the Greek victory at Marathon but not to his success as a playwrightThere are no reliable sources for the life of Aeschylus He was said to have been born in c in Eleusis a small town about kilometers northwest of Athens which is nestled in the fertile valleys of western Attica though the date is most likely based on counting back forty years from his first victory in the Great Dionysia His family was both wealthy and well established; his father Euphorion was a member of the Eupatridae the ancient nobility of AtticaAs a youth he worked at a vineyard until according to the nd century AD geographer Pausanias the god Dionysus visited him in his sleep and commanded him to turn his attention to the nascent art of tragedy As soon as he woke from the dream the young Aeschylus began writing a tragedy and his first performance took place in BC when he was only years old After fifteen years his skill was great enough to win a prize for his plays at Athens' annual city Dionysia playwriting competition But in the interim his dramatic career was interrupted by war The armies of the Persian Empire which had already conuered the Greek city states of Ionia entered mainland Greece in the hopes of conuering it as wellIn BC Aeschylus and his brother Cynegeirus fought to defend Athens against Darius's invading Persian army at the Battle of Marathon Though Athens was victorious Cynegeirus died in the battle Aeschylus continued to write plays during the lull between the first and second Persian invasions of Greece and won his first victory at the city Dionysia in BC In he was called into military service again this time against Xerxes' invading forces at the Battle of Salamis This naval battle holds a prominent place in The Persians his oldest surviving play which was performed in BC and won first prize at the DionysiaAeschylus was one of many Greeks who had been initiated into the Eleusinian Mysteries a cult to Demeter based in his hometown of Eleusis As the name implies members of the cult were supposed to have gained some sort of mystical secret knowledge Firm details of the Mysteries' specific rites are sparse as members were sworn under the penalty of death not to reveal anything about the Mysteries to non initiates Nevertheless according to Aristotle it was alleged that Aeschylus had placed clues about the secret rites in his seventh tragedy Prometheus Bound According to some sources an angry mob tried to kill Aeschylus on the spot but he fled the scene When he stood trial for his offense Aeschylus pleaded ignorance and was only spared because of his brave service in the Persian WarsAeschylus traveled to Sicily once or twice in the s BC having.

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  • Sean Barrs

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBThese Ancient Greeks never learn do theyWhat do you honestly think would happen if you sacrificed your own daughter to the Gods Yes you may appease their wrath for the war crimes you committed in Troy; yes you may insure a safe return across the sea for your men; yes you may have bought yourself some temporary time But at what cost The Gods are abated but you’ve unleashed anger just as frightening that of your wife You just can’t go round killing your family and expect to get away with it Silly silly Agamemnon You were in an impossible situation and you made the impossible choice and it’s your doom “And once he slipped his neck in the strap of fate” it was all over You signed your own execution order You could expect no different It’s a great tragedy though

  • James

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUB Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Agamemnon the first of the Orestia plays written in 458 BC by Aeschylus Peter Arnott a noted scholar and critic has stated that “The Agamemnon is a bitter indictment of war of the folly of bloodshed of the hardships of fighting of the misery at home” I couldn't agree The Trojan War began when Paris and the married Helen ran back to Troy because Helen belonged to Menelaus For over ten years Menelaus Agamemnon and their troops fought the Trojans to recapture Helen and punish her However when the war ended and Menelaus captured Helen he looked at her and forgave her for the adultery The whole Trojan War caused by the ad

  • Riku Sayuj

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBThe First StrikeEach of the plays that make up The Oresteia tetralogy are supposed to be stand alone pieces as well as perfect complements to each other All the themes that The Oresteia is to explore later are planted and ready for internal development at the end of Agamemnon Aeschylus works magic with the triadic structure of the pl

  • David Sarkies

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBThe Homecoming of Agamemnon02 July 2012 This is the first part of the only Greek trilogy that we have The play is set after the Trojan War in the city of Argos of which Agamemnon is the ruler Agamemnon's wife learns of the

  • Vivian

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBDon't mess with the mama bearPerched over his body like a hateful raven in hoarse notes she chants her song of triumphAgamemnon and his brother Menelaus with their women are property attitudes have never been favs Not sure what Aggy was thinking would happen when he got back after the whole Iphigenia incident Of course the whole Aegisthus sidebar is a fun twist and I see where Shakespeare got his inspiration for Titus Andronicus All Hail the HeroSucks to be CassandraClytaemestra gets two thumbs up

  • Sharon Barrow Wilfong

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBI have not read a lot of Greek plays so it took me awhile to understand what was happening I should have read the introduction first which would have made events clearerHowever I'm also glad I didn't because it allowed me to arrive at my own conclusionsFor those of you who don't know Agamemnon was Commander in Chief of the Greeks who fought at Troy He sacrifices his daughter to appease Artemis This play is one of vengeance and also intrigueAgamemnon comes home with Cassandra his prize by lot Cassandra is a prophetess who has been doomed by Apollo for refusing him Therefore she prophesies but is not believedIn this play she prophecies her own doom and also Agamemnon'sI won't tell because some readers might not know the story as I didn't so

  • Momina Masood

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBIt's interesting how the Chorus used to enjoy a elaborate function in Aeschylus than in the later Sophocles Not really a passive detached omniscient narrator here; the Chorus takes on the characters head on getting involved in the action of the play Which was slightly hilarious during the row with Aegisthus but never mind P I began with George C W Warr's translation Astoundingly thorough amazing illustrations meticulously explained notes but too challenging for the beginner The most annoying bit was that the commentaries are sandwiched between the actual translation which ruins the reading experience Would actually be great for the scholar but does nothing for the beginnerMoved on to the much recommended Fagles translation but found it a bit too droll after Warr's version Very easy but very prosaicFinally came across M

  • Lemar

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBThe best told lie bears but a short lived fruit Ok so that's still true Aeschylus an acknowledged master of Greek drama circa 450 BCE brought characters to life that were already calcified at the time he produced this play His magic still works Agamemnon self centered but brave his wife Clytemnestra long suffering in fact the epitome of long suffering Cassandra now a slave still relegated to speak prophecy that is dismissed And finally that clever creation of Greek drama the Chorus like a friend sitting next to you whispering their thoughts about the movie you're watching What struck me most reading this was what hit me the first time I read ancient greek plays at Hampshire College reading the funny plays of Aristophanes Damn these people are just like I mean exactly like modern people Somehow I expected them to at least be be fully superstitious and

  • Josh

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBMan must suffer to be wise

  • Mel Bossa

    Ἀγαμέμνων PDF ↠ Paper Ἀγαμέμνων mobile, Ἀγαμέμνων ePUBIn this play Eschyle is grandiose It's a longer play but it had my full attention Clytemnestre Agamemnon's wife has been waiting ten years to avenge her daughter's sacrifice at the hands of her husband who'd believed an oracle saying that the winds would only pick up and bring his men to Troy is he shed the blood of his young daughter The brilliance of the play lies in the way Eschyle slowly reveals Agamennon's fateAt first it seems that Clytemnestre is thrilled hear the tales of victory and pillage by the newly returned unnamed soldier and when it is announced that the king is well and on his way back sacrifices and offerings begin in his honor All around the palace there is fires and rirual slaughtering and it is against this already frenzied backdrop that the play unfoldsCassandra bound in a chariot Agamennon's prize makes for a thrilling character She foret

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