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    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 467 BC It was probably not given this name when first performed in Athens The Athenians were sort of pissed off at Thebes at this time since a d

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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 You knew

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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

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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

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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 its most primitive This is because the works of Aeschylus are the oldest form of drama that remains extant It appears that Aeschylus wrote most of his plays as trilogies and unfortunately we only have one play of this trilogy a

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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 him He ordered Oedip

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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 t

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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

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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 characte

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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 Against Thebe. 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 467 BC It was probably not given this name when first performed in Athens The Athenians were sort of pissed off at Thebes at this time since a dozen years before it was produced Thebes had provided a force which fought on the side of the Persians at the Battle of Plataea In the play itself Thebes is not mentioned rather its called Cadmea after Cadmus the founder of ThebesThe play was originally written as the third part of a trilogy the first two being Laius and Oedipus the backstoryLaius was the great grandson of Cadmus When he was king of Thebes the Oracle of Delphi prophesied to him that if he had a male child the child would slay him and marry his wife Laius and his wife Jocasta did in fact have a son but they feared the prophesy and arranged that the babe should be left in the mountains to dieWell stuff happens The child did not die and grew up to be a man called Oedipus You may know the story Oedipus through a strange series of events did kill Laius not knowing who he was and eventually did marry Jocasta neither of them knowing what they were doing giving the world the term Oedipus complex Four children issued from them two sons Polyneices and Eteocles and two daughters Antigone and IsmeneEventually events transpire which leads to Oedipus and Jocasta learning their blood relationship Jocasta that her husband is her son that their children are her grandchildren you get the idea Oedipus blinds himself as contrition for the horrible crime he has unknowingly committed Jocasta kills herself There are different versions of what followed Some say Oedipus was banished or banished himself some say he lived on in the palace as his children grew up One way or another Oedipus became enraged at the sons at some point and cursed them to the effect that they would die at each other s hands It s here in the legend that Oedipus invokes the Erinyes to assure that the curse will be carried out See below for a comment on the ErinyesEventually Oedipus died in foreign lands still attended by Antigone When the sons reached the age of majority they argued about who would rule the younger Eteocles won out and Polyneices took refuge in Argos from where he decided to wage war on ThebesThat s the situation when the play startsthe playMuch of the play isn t all that interesting It is 1078 lines long Almost 23 of it is occupied with for us a pretty boring listing of the six invading chieftains who have been selected to assault six gates of Thebes and who Polyneices will select to oppose them The armour of each attacker is described in detail the boastfulness and blood lust of each of them is laid out all with commentary by Polyneices who invokes the gods to help Thebes defend against the unholy attackIn all this there is a chorus which has about half the lines These are women who are lamenting the attack and emphasize their great fear at what will happen to them if when the attackers win the city Polyneices repeatedly basically tells the women to shut up and stop wailing instead be brave trust in the gods and their own heroes to defend the city This is repeated as each of the six gates are mentionedThe play get s interesting when Polyneices is told that the seventh gate will be assaulted by his brother So I ll let the description go at this point no spoilersThe appearance of Oedipus daughters near the end of the play adds additional interest However ancient sources tell us that Aeschylus did not write this section of the play it was added decades later for reasons apparently associated with the popularity of Sophocles play Antigone The translator tells us that we have no way of knowing how the last section of the play was actually composed by Aeschylus hence there s nothing to do but simply translate what we have even though we know it s not accuratethe edition I have is the Penguin Classics edition containing four plays this one Prometheus Bound The Suppliants and The Persians The translator was Philip Vellacott who also writes a good Introduction and supplies very useful end notes to specific words phrases and references in the playsthe ErinyesMention of the Erinyes recalled to me the sixth book of Anthony Powell s Dance to the Music of Time The Kindly Ones The Greek Eumenides the gracious ones or the kindly ones was another name for the Erinyes an example of an oft repeated idea in ancient cultures to bestow an alternative name on fearsome deities which would allow mention of them without giving voice to the original name in order to ward off bad fortune Previous review Main StreetNext review PyramidOlder review The Scandals of ClochemerlePrevious library review The Persians Next library review Prometheus Bound both by Aeschylus Demon školske knjižnice of Anthony Hecht Zemlja vukova one Anđelova šala of the most gifted Danci i stranci of contemporary 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S 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 Polyneices each by the oth. 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 told about the action before it unfolds and after it has been unfolded Whereas Shakespeare often shows us the action in the process of unfolding Aeschylus characters simply recount the great events that occur in the pages of this play much like a historian And there is nothing wrong with this Tolstoy one of my favorites does this many times throughout War Peace even if I prefer seeing the plot unfold It is also a very interesting play for its philosophical inuiries as it raises interesting uestions about things like fatedeterminism war and relative perception But I think the merits of the work over all pale in comparison with Prometheus Bound which I am now considering the centerpiece of Aeschylus great tragedies Feral only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events The Seven Against Thebes tells the story Krismis van Map Jacobs of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of Thebes and Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of the deaths Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices each by the Mensa Riddles Conundrums oth. Structurally this play reminded me a bit Julie of the Wolves of The Suppliants a lot The Right Swipe of action is crammed into the pages Touched of this tiny play dealing with themes such as war the curse Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of Oedipus determinismfate as they relate to this and brotherly conflict with Eteocles and Polyneices the Cain and Abel Ugly Fish of this little work but as with The Suppliants we are told about the action before it unfolds and after it has been unfolded Whereas Shakespeare The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives often shows us the action in the process Little Gods of unfolding Aeschylus characters simply recount the great events that Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of this play much like a historian And there is nothing wrong with this Tolstoy The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats one Sylvia Pankhurst of my favorites does this many times throughout War Peace even if I prefer seeing the plot unfold It is also a very interesting play for its philosophical inuiries as it raises interesting uestions about things like fatedeterminism war and relative perception But I think the merits Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of the work Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts over all pale in comparison with Prometheus Bound which I am now considering the centerpiece The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of Aeschylus great tragedies

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Ers hand Long dismissed by Ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ PDFEPUBcritics 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 imagery.. 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 commentary Seriously the majority of the play is spent proclaiming who will fight who This comes without any satisfying outcome for all the build up The only satisfaction can come from an audience eagerly anticipating the answer to the uestion I wonder who s at the next gate Don t get me wrong there is some great poetry and I fully understand that there was no possibility given the stage conventions of Greek Tragedy of a Mortal Kombat style throw down between each gate s defender and attacker However the best Greek Tragedies focus on some fiercely debated dilemma that often prove captivating or a character with a fascinating downfall This play has neither of these two things As a result this tragedy is difficult to perform and therefore rarely performedI was part of a production of this play that did at least I felt prove moderately entertaining Two things helped First having a very good chorus that through their intensity added some urgency to the upcoming battle Second paring it with Sophocles Antigone which helped give a satisfying conclusion to the story I played the Herald by the way I recommend reading Seven Against Thebes only to those really interested in Greek theatre Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of great unity and drama Spieserye one exceptionally rich in symbolism and imagery.. 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 Feral off by the king denying the audience Krismis van Map Jacobs 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 Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods opening ring announcer and then the post fight commentary Seriously the majority Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of the play is spent proclaiming who will fight who This comes without any satisfying Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, outcome for all the build up The Mensa Riddles Conundrums only satisfaction can come from an audience eagerly anticipating the answer to the uestion I wonder who s at the next gate Don t get me wrong there is some great poetry and I fully understand that there was no possibility given the stage conventions Julie of the Wolves of Greek Tragedy The Right Swipe of a Mortal Kombat style throw down between each gate s defender and attacker However the best Greek Tragedies focus Touched on some fiercely debated dilemma that Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa often prove captivating Ugly Fish or a character with a fascinating downfall This play has neither The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of these two things As a result this tragedy is difficult to perform and therefore rarely performedI was part Little Gods of a production Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 only to those really interested in Greek theatre