Aeschylus i contains the persians translated by seth benardete the seven against thebes translated by david grene the suppliant maidens translated by seth benardete and prometheus bound translated by david grene sixty years ago the university of chicago press undertook a momentous project a new translation of the greek tragedies that would be the ultimate . Seven against thebes ancient greek hepta epi thebas latin septem contra thebas is the third play in an oedipus themed trilogy produced by aeschylus in 467 bc the trilogy is sometimes referred to as the oedipodea it concerns the battle between an argive army led by polynices and the army of thebes led by eteocles and his supporters. Aeschylus 525 bce 456 bce translator buckley theodore alois 1825 1856 loc no tmp92004065 title aeschylus prometheus bound and the seven against thebes language english loc class pa language and literatures classical languages and literature subject tragedies subject prometheus greek deity drama subject. The three star rating was mostly for prometheus bound chainedalthough there are important insights in the seven against thebes the storyline lacked a connection for me in the introduction of prometheus chained the translator makes a statement that is hard to improve onthis play is the sublimest poem and simplest tragedy of antiquity. Prometheus bound and the seven against thebes aeschylus theodore alois buckley on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers prometheus bound is the first and only surviving play in a trilogy of tragedies called the prometheia by aeschylus featuring the titan prometheus who is bound to a rock as punishment by zeus for providing the knowledge of fire to humans
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