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Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

A. F. Garvie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book's first appearance (1969) was a full response to the publication (in 1952) of a papyrus fragment from Oxyrhynchus which indicated a late production date (in the 460s bc) for Aeschylus' ... More


The Papyrus

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Oxyrhynchus Papyri 2256 fr. 3, a subject of controversy among scholars. It compares the fragment with fr. 2, noting a number of resemblances. Probably written in the late second ... More


Style

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the stylistic evidence concerning the Supplices by challenging the validity of the scholars' interpretation that it was the earliest extant play of Aeschylus. Drawing attention ... More


Structure

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the structure of the Supplices, more than half of which consists of lyrics. It considers the claim that the chorus' role of ‘protagonist’ in the play does not really explain the ... More


Background

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines various attempts to establish the date of the Supplices based on its supposed allusions to contemporary events, as well as the argument from the similar praises of Argos in the ... More


The Trilogy

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter re-examines the evidence cited by many scholars for the lost plays of the Aeschylean trilogy Supplices. It first considers the evidence for the correct reading at line 8 and the ... More


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