Translator: Robert Emmet Meagher
Product Code: 3375
ISBN: 978-0-86516-337-9
Pages: 64
Availability: In stock
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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.

Few plays have captured the delirium of war as precisely and poignantly as does Seven Against Thebes. Meagher's translation was commissioned by acclaimed actress Irene Papas and features notes on the text. This edition is an affordable presentation for the general reader, the college student, the director and performer alike.

Meagher's very stagable translations of ancient Greek drama have won critical acclaim from actors, directors and scholars.


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