The Persians and Other Plays

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Aeschylus is a towering figure in western literature, the first of the great Greek playwrights, a dramatist whose work still has the power to inspire and terrify readers and theatre-goers alike. The four plays in this volume demonstrate the full range and depth of Aeschylus's genius. Persians is the only surviving tragedy to draw on contemporary history, the Greeks' extraordinary victory over Persia in 480 BC. In Seven Against Thebes , a royal family is cursed with self-destruction, in a remorseless tragedy that ...

The Persians and Other Plays 2010, Penguin Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140449990

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Persians and Other Plays 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192832825

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