This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. MSCHYL US. Life cf DEGREESEschylus.--Nature of his Inspiration.--The Theory of Art in the Ion of Plato.-- ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. MSCHYL US. Life cf DEGREESEschylus.--Nature of his Inspiration.--The Theory of Art in the Ion of Plato.-- DEGREESEschylus and Sophocles.--What DEGREESEschylus accomplished for the Attic Drama.--His Demiurgic Genius.--Colossal Scale of his Work.--Marlowe.--Oriental Imagery.--Absence of Love as a Motive in his Plays.--The Organic Vitality of his Art.--Opening Scenes.--Messenger.--Chorus.--His Theology.--Destiny in DEGREESEschylus. --The Domestic Curse--His Character-drawing--Clytemnestra.--Difficulty of Dealing with the Prometheus.--What was his Fault ?--How was Zeus justified ?--Shelley's Opinion.--The Lost Trilogy of Prometheus.--Middle Plays in Trilogies.--Attempt to reconstruct a Prometheus.--The Part of Herakles.--Obscurity of the Promethean Legend.--The Free Handling of Myths permitted to the Dramatist.-- The Oresteia.--Its Subject.--The Structure of the Three Plays.--The Agamemnon.--Its Imagery.--Cassandra.--The Cry of the King.-- The Chorus.--Iphigeneia at the Altar.--Menelaus abandoned by Helen.--The Dead Soldiers on the Plains of Troy.--The Perste. --The Crime of Xerxes.--Irony of the Situation.--The Description of the Battle of Salamis.--The Style of DEGREESEschylus.--His Religious Feeling. DEGREESeschylus, son of Euphorion, was born at Eleusis, in 525 B.C. When he was thirty-five years of age, just ten years after the production of his first tragedy, he fought at Marathon. This fact is significant in its bearings on his art and on his life. DEGREESEschylus belonged to a family distinguished during the decisive actions of the Persian war by their personal bravery. Ameinias, his brother, gained the aristeia, or reward for valour, at the battle of Salamis; and there was an old picture in the theatre of Dionysus at Athens
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