Greek Tragedy: Selected Works of Aeschylus and Sophocles - Prometheus Bound The Persians The Seven Against Thebes Agamemnon The Choephoroe The Eumenides Oedipus At Colonus Antigone Ajax Electra
Publisher: Studium Publishing
"Greek Tragedy" is meticulously edited collection of the most famous plays written by Aeschylus and Sophocles.
Aeschylus (525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is often described as the father of tragedy. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in theater allowing conflict among them; characters previously had interacted only with the chorus.
Sophocles (c. 497/6 – 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens.
The Seven Against Thebes
Oedipus At Colonus