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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 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 this play instead of listening to the advice of the choir Eteokles continues on the path to his own doom Comments on the form being a director I am interested in new ways of performing theater This Greek tragedy mixes elements of poetry with traditional dialogue which makes for an interested contrast to the modern dialogue driven pieces one is used to I would recommend this play to anyone interested in the origin of theater as well as those who want to delve into a culture different from our own

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Ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ Θήβας

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 The Seven Against Thebes is a play centered around the prelude to the attack on Thebes by seven warlords including one of Oedipus sons I like to think of it as a preuel to Antigone in fact I think I could throw this play in with the Theban plays of Sophocles even though it was a different playwright who wrote it That being said if this play is read before the Theban plays it ties in very very wellI didn t think that this was Aeschylus best play ever in fact it is one of the weaker ones that I have read by him in comparison to the brilliant Oresteia trilogy However it is still a very clever play that is about one of the most famous stories of Greek mythology Having read Antigone before I was very fascinated to actually be able to tell what kind of people the brothers of Antigone are and what the drive is for them to kill each other so brutally By the end of this play I was very surprised at the clean tie in the conclusion would make to the beginning of Antigone I would highly recommend reading this after Oedipus at Colonus and before Antigone

review Ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ Θήβας

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 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


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 plays by Aesch

  2. says:

    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 it wasn't going to end well Antigone is still my girl gotta reread it HERALDI forbid you to act thus in violat

  3. says:

    The Seven Against Thebes is a play centered around the prelude to the attack on Thebes by seven warlords including one of Oedipus' sons I like to think of it as a preuel to Antigone; in fact I think I could throw this play in with the Theban plays of Sophocles even though it was a different playwright who wrote it That being said if this play is read before the Theban plays it ties in very very wellI didn't think that this was Aeschylus'

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

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

  6. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 box

  9. says:

    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 this play; instead of listening to the advice of the choir Eteokles continues on t

  10. says:

    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 Polynic

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