This edition of Aeschylus' triumphantly reconciliatory final play of the Oresteian trilogy presents a newly constituted text that diverges substantially from Page's OCT of 1972. The translation is in prose, with a literary and historical commentary, and an introduction dealing with the myth, historical background and suggested staging of the play. There are also several appendixes on such topics as the judicial procedure apparently depicted in the play, the so-called "vote of Athena" the lyric metres. There are also several appendixes. Greek text with facing-page translation, commentary and notes.
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Anthony Podlecki is a retired Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia in Canada and in 1999 held a visiting post as lecturer in Classics at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous studies in archaic and classical Greek history and literature. He has published translations of Euripides' Medea (2nd ed. 1998) and Aeschylus' The Persians (revised 1991). He is the author of Perikles and his Circle (Routledge, 1998). A revised version of his study The Political Background of Aeschylean Tragedy has recently appeared (Bristol Classical Press, 1999).
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