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Inst Thebes The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyne. The jealous rivalry of two brothers12 March 2012 When we come to Aeschylus we must remember that this is drama at its most primitive This is because the works of Aeschyl

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The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets and Helen Bacon a classical scholar are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Aga. When a curse arising from an ancient oracle Falls due the settlement is heavy3 12This is the second of seven plays by Aeschylus which have survived It was written around

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Ices each by the others hand Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension Seven Against Thebes is revealed by Hecht and Bacon as a work of great unity and drama one exceptionally rich in symbolism and image. 33 Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylustranslated from Ancient Greek by George Theodoridis 2010performed 467 bce format 50 page length webpage Jun 7 8rating starsA com


10 thoughts on “Ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ Θήβας

  1. says:

    When a curse arising from an ancient oracle Falls due the settlement is heavy3 12This is the second of seven pla

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    Poor Polynices and Eteocles though to be honest Eteocles is an asshat The whole thing was justSo yeah Basically cursed by their grandfather Laius for disobeying Apollo and compounded by their father Oedipus Yikes Y

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    The Seven Against Thebes is a play centered around the prelude to the attack on Thebes by seven warlords including one of Oedipus' son

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    Structurally this play reminded me a bit of The Suppliants a lot of action is crammed into the pages of this tiny play dealing with themes such as war the curse of Oedipus determinismfate as they relate to this and brotherly conflict with Eteocles and Polyneices the Cain and Abel of this little work but as with The Suppliants we are

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    The jealous rivalry of two brothers12 March 2012 When we come to Aeschylus we must remember that this is drama at

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    Fate and sibling rivalry

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    33 Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylustranslated from Ancient Greek by George Theodoridis 2010performed 467 bce format 50 page length webpage Jun 7 8rating ?? starsA complex play than the Persians Still all the action happens off stage This was the third in a trilogy on Oedipus but the first two plays are lost The first Laius would have covered the story of Laius King of Thebes receiving the curse that this son would kill

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    In Shakespeare's Richard the Second the entire first act is spent preparing for a duel between two characters Then just as the blade to blade action is ready to begin the duel is called off by the king denying the audience of any momentary climax Imagine that Act as an entire play and you've got Seven Against Thebes It's like a boxing match in which all we hear is the opening ring announcer and then the post fight commen

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    SPOILER ALERT One of the worlds oldest plays but it nonetheless is a read worthwhile It is an interesting exploration of the human condition a king is forced to fight his own brother in order to protect his own city and is doomed in the process As is usual the case with Greek tragedies the element of hubris lies at the center of th

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    I liked Heaney's adaptation of Sophocles 'Antigone' the this Aeschylus original I mention Heaney's because the play revolves around the same storyline but obviously different angles and authors My challenge with this play is that the action is narrated second hand rather than directly between Eteocles and Polynices The result is a distance between the reader and the action and a lack of emotional connection to any of the characters

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