Robert Emmet Meagher

Robert Emmet Meagher Robert Emmet Meagher is professor of humanities at Hampshire College. He received a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MA from the University of Chicago. Meagher has won critical acclaim from actors, directors, and scholars who have commissioned, read and performed his translations of ancient Greek plays in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Meagher has taught literature, drama, epic, comparative religion, theology, and philosophy as a visiting professor, a guest lecturer, and a full-time professor. Meagher is the translator of Euripides: Bakkhai (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995), Euripides: Hekabe (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995), Aeschylus: Seven Against Thebes (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1996), Euripides: Iphigenia at Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1993), and Euripides: Helen (University of Massachusetts Press, 1986); Meagher is the author of The Essential Euripides: Dancing in Dark Times (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002), The Meaning of Helen: In Search of an Ancient Icon (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2001), Mortal Vision: The Wisdom of Euripides (St. Martin's Press, 1989), and Helen: Myth, Legend, and the Culture of Misogyny (Continuum Pub., 1995).

Robert Emmet Meagher's Books

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  • Aeschylus: Seven Against Thebes

    Translator: Robert Emmet Meagher
    Product Code: 3375
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-337-9

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    Seven Against Thebes captured first prize for its playwright in its premier performance at the 467 BC Athenian drama festival. A veteran soldier who lost a brother in combat, Aeschylus vividly evokes the tangible terror, the scent of slaughter and the complete rout of the body and spirit that are the awful spoils of war. From the heart of the battle to the heart of the city, the cost of bloodshed is devastating and inescapable.