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Seven against Thebes.

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

  • Thebes (Greece)
    • Subjects:
    • Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) -- Drama,
    • Polyneices (Greek mythology) -- Drama,
    • Eteocles (Greek mythology) -- Drama,
    • Thebes (Greece) -- Drama

    • Edition Notes

      Translation of Septem contra Thebas.

      StatementTranslated by Anthony Hecht and Helen H. Bacon.
      SeriesThe Greek tragedy in new translations
      ContributionsHecht, Anthony, 1923- tr., Bacon, Helen H., tr.
      LC ClassificationsPA3827.S4 H4
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 88 p.
      Number of Pages88
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5435752M
      LC Control Number73083942

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Seven Against Thebes is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to as the Oedipodea. It concerns the battle between an Argive army led by Polynices and the army of Thebes led by Eteocles and his supporters.

The trilogy won the first prize at the City Dionysia. The trilogy's first two plays, Laius and Oedipus, as well as the. "The Seven Against Thebes" ("Septem Contra Thebas") expedition ends with both Eteocles and Polyneices dead, killed by each other, before the walls of Thebes.

After that, the defenders crushed the besiegers and the seven proud generals were all killed, except for Adrastus, who managed to escape thanks to his divine horse, Arion/5(4). Aeschylus' Seven Seven against Thebes. book Thebes (Hepta epi Thēbas; Latinized as Septem contra Thebas) was originally performed at the City Dionysia of B.C., as the final tragedy in a trilogy about the family of Oedipus (aka the House of Labdacus).

Aeschylus won 1st prize for his tetralogy (the trilogy and a satyr play). Of these four plays, only Seven Against Thebes has survived. The Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus and translated into English Verse by E.D.A. Morshead. From the plays of Aeschylus.

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Study Guide for The Seven Against Thebes. The Seven Against Thebes study guide contains a biography of Aeschylus, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. In Greek mythology, Hippomedon / h ɪ ˈ p ɒ m ɪ d ə n / (Ἰππομέδων, gen.:Ἰππομέδοντος) was one of the Seven Against Thebes.

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It concerns the battle between an Argive army led by Polynices and the army of Thebes led by Eteocles and his supporters. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus.

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In this culminating play, Oedipus is dead after his banishment from Thebes, and his two sons vie for the crown. Genre/Form: Greek drama (Tragedy) Tragedies Drama Tragedies (Drama) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Aeschylus.

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The trilogy is. PUBLIUS PAPINIUS STATIUS was a Roman poet who flourished in the late C1st A.D. during the reign of the Emperor Domitian. He was the author of a collection of dedicatory poems known as the Silvae, the epic Thebaid in twelve books, and the unfinished last two works relate the stories of the Seven Against Thebes and the youth of Achilles respectively.

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FREE Shipping Due to Author: Isabelle Torrance. Aeschylus I contains “The Persians,” translated by Seth Benardete; “The Seven Against Thebes,” translated by David Grene; “The Suppliant Maidens,” translated by Seth Benardete; and “Prometheus Bound,” translated by David Grene.

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate. Product Information. Seven Against Thebes written by Aeschylus ( BC), the oldest of the three famous ancient Greek writers of tragedy whose work has survived, is the third play in a trilogy which tells the story of the battle between the sons of Oedipus for control of Thebes (the other two plays are lost).

LibriVox recording of Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus. In this, the only extant tragedy from Aeschylus' trilogy about the House of Oedipus, Thebes is under siege from Polynices, a former prince of Thebes.

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The Seven Against Thebes By Aeschylus Written B.C.E Translated by E. Morshead The final chapter of the Oedipus story, 'The Seven Against Thebes' tells the tale of two brothers pitted against each other, fulfilling a family curse.

Dramatis Personae ETEOCLES, son. Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes. Aeschylus. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more.

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Of the 76 plays he is known to have written only seven survive The Persians, 2. Seven Against Thebes, 3. Suppliant Women, 4 - 6. The Oresteia Trilogy (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers or Choephori and The Eumenides), 7.

Prometheus Bound. The last of these, however.