Penguin Classics: August 1961
Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound
the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants
tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who must flee to escape enforced marriages, while Seven Against Thebes
shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus. And The Persians
, the only Greek tragedy to deal with e... View More...