Aeschylus: Eumenides

Edited with an introduction, translation and commentary by Anthony J. Podlecki

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ISBN: 9780856683824

Publication: January 1, 1989

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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This edition of Aeschylus' triumphantly reconciliatory final play of the Oresteian trilogy presents a newly constituted text that diverges substantially from Page's Oxford Classical Text of 1972. The translation is in prose, with literary and historical commentary, and an introduction dealing with myth, historical background and suggested staging of the play. There are also several appendixes on such topics as the judicial procedure apparently depicted in the play, the so called ‘vote of Athena’ and the lyric metres. [Greek text with facing-page translation, commentary and notes]

Anthony J. Podlecki is a retired Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia. He has written many books, with a major focus on the interaction between the literature and the history of ancient Greece of the archaic and classical periods. These include 'Perikles and his Circle' (Routledge) and 'The Political Background to Aeschylean Tragedy' (Bristol Classical Press).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
I. The Myth before Aeschylus; cult of the Semnai; early Conceptions of the Erinyes
II. Staging
a. The Design of the Early Theatre
b. The Staging of Eumenides
III. Philosophy and Politics
IV. Influence
a. Ancient Literature
b. Ancient Art
c. The Myth in Later Literature and Music
V. The Eumenides and its Place in the Work of Aeschylus; Dike (Justice) in The Oresteia; the Moral of the Trilogy
VI. The Text of Eumenides and its Transmission
NOTES
TEXT AND TRANSLATION
COMMENTARY
Apparatus Criticus
Appendices
I. Athenian Judicial Procedure as Reflected in the Trial Scene
II. Athena’s Vote at vv. 735 and 752–3 and the so-called “Vote of Athena”
III. The Choral Metres
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Illustrations:
Side panel of a Roman sarcophagus
Roman marble sarcophagus
Apulian calyx-krater

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 × 147 mm

232 Pages

3 B&W illustrations

Copyright: © 1989

ISBN: 9780856683824

Publication: January 1, 1989

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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