Aeschylus and War: Comparative Perspectives on Seven Against Thebes - Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies (Hardback)
  • Aeschylus and War: Comparative Perspectives on Seven Against Thebes - Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies (Hardback)
zoom

Aeschylus and War: Comparative Perspectives on Seven Against Thebes - Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies (Hardback)

(editor)
£120.00
Hardback 226 Pages / Published: 14/02/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

This volume brings together a group of interdisciplinary experts who demonstrate that Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes is a text of continuing relevance and value for exploring ancient, contemporary and comparative issues of war and its attendant trauma. The volume features contributions from an international cast of experts, as well as a conversation with a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., giving her perspectives on the blending of reality and fiction in Aeschylus' war tragedies and on the potential of Greek tragedy to speak to contemporary veterans. This book is a fascinating resource for anyone interested in Aeschylus, Greek tragedy and its reception, and war literature.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138677005
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Civil war, fratricide, a city under siege and women in mortal terror - these are the themes of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes, a tragedy that Aeschylus himself (or at least his persona in Aristophanes' comedy, Frogs) boasted was "full of Ares" or martial spirit. This volume takes account of recent research on ancient warfare and of the intimate connection between war and Greek tragedy, which continues to speak to veterans' experiences today. The chapters bring important new perspectives to this undeservedly neglected masterpiece.

- David Konstan, Professor of Classics, New York University, USA

Aeschylus and War is a salutary reminder that Seven against Thebes must be understood in the martial context from which it draws its inspiration. Moreover, it is to be hoped that this useful and thought-provoking collection of papers will help to rekindle critical interest in a great and difficult work, which has for too long been condemned to brood sublimely in relative neglect.

- N. J. Sewell-Rutter, Oxford, UK, in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review

You may also be interested in...

The Histories
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Classical Literature
Added to basket
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Aeneid
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Classics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket
A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse
Added to basket
Poetics
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra
Added to basket
Selected Letters
Added to basket
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
The Complete Fables
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.