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Aeschylus & Sophocles, their work and influence. by John Tresidder Sheppard

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Published by Harrap in London .
Written in English


  • Aeschylus.,
  • Sophocles.,
  • Literature, Comparative.

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Edition Notes

SeriesOur debt to Greece and Rome
LC ClassificationsPA3829 S45 1927
The Physical Object
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19535829M

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Get this from a library! Aeschylus & Sophocles; their work and influence.. [John Tresidder Sheppard] -- Studies the work of the two Greek dramatists, while assessing their impact on their contemporaries as well as writers from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides are three of the best-known Athenian tragic poets. Aeschylus was known as the “Father of Tragedy.” He was once sent as a child to watch grapes ripen in the countryside. When he fell asleep though, Dionysus appeared to him in a dream and commanded him to write tragedies. Aeschylus & Sophocles; their work and influence by Sheppard, John Tresidder, Publication date Topics Aeschylus, Sophocles, Greek drama (Tragedy), Mythology, Greek, in literature Publisher Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on J SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and

Buy Aeschylus & Sophocles; their work and influence. by John Tresidder Sheppard online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $ Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies, Oedipus Rex is Sophocles' finest play and a work of extraordinary power and resonance. Aristotle considered it a masterpiece of dramatic construction and refers to it frequently in the Poetics. In presenting the story of King Oedipus and the tragedy that ensues when he discovers he has inadvertently killed his father .   A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world’s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King Featuring translations by Emily Wilson, Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Mary Lefkowitz, /5(34). Sophocles (Sophokles) was the second of the three great ancient Greek tragedians (after Aeschylus and before Euripides) whose work has survived. Only seven of his plays have survived in a complete form but, for almost fifty years, he was the most-awarded playwright in the Dionysia dramatic competitions of the city-state of s:

Some of Aeschylus's works seemed unimpressive in that way (like the Suppliant Maidens), but since he is effectively inventing the genre, I don't want to delve into Classicist blasphemy by pursuing an unimpressed reaction/5. Sophocles is thought to have written over plays, but only seven fully survive today: Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. Trackers, a satyr play, exists only as a line lean dramas typically focus on a few characters and highlight their determined natures and strong qualities which, eventually, . Sir J. T. Sheppard argues in the second half of his Aeschylus and Sophocles: Their Work and Influence that Aeschylus, along with Sophocles, have played a major part in the formation of dramatic literature from the Renaissance to the present, specifically in . Aeschylus, (born / bc —died / bc, Gela, Sicily), the first of classical Athens’ great dramatists, who raised the emerging art of tragedy to great heights of poetry and theatrical power.. Life and career. Aeschylus grew up in the turbulent period when the Athenian democracy, having thrown off its tyranny (the absolute rule of one man), had to prove itself against both .