Aeschylus and War: Comparative Perspectives on Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes

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This volume brings together a group of interdisciplinary experts who demonstrate that Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes is a text of continuing relevance and value for exploring ancient, contemporary and comparative issues of war and its attendant trauma. The volume features contributions from an international cast of experts, as well as a conversation with a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., giving her perspectives on the blending of reality and fiction in Aeschylus’ war tragedies and on the potential of Greek tragedy to speak to contemporary veterans. This book is a fascinating resource for anyone interested in Aeschylus, Greek tragedy and its reception, and war literature.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages226
ISBN (Print) 978-1138677005
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesRoutledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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