Ancient Greece Vol. 1, Achaean League-Dorian Invasion of by Thomas J Sienkewicz

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Aeschylus achieves the detachment necessary for tragedy by setting the scene in Persia and having the chorus and all the characters be Persians: Atossa, the mother of Xerxes; the ghost of Darius, her husband; the unfortunate Xerxes himself; and the chorus of Persian elders. Beginning with their forebodings, the play moves on to reveal in grand verse the catastrophes that befall the invincible army. Through the lamentations of their enemies, the Athenian audience relives their god-favored victory.

Yale University Press, 1986. Rosenmeyer, Thomas G. The Art of Aeschylus. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. Smethurst, Mae J. The Artistry of Aeschylus and Zeami: A Comparative Study of Greek Tragedy and No. : Princeton University Press, 1989. Spatz, Lois. Aeschylus. Boston: Twayne, 1982. Vellacott, Philip. : Duke University Press, 1984. Jonathan L. Thorndike See also: Aristophanes; Euripides; Literature; Performing Arts; Sophocles; Sports and Entertainment. 17 Aesop Fabulist Born: c.

Significance The battle was a decisive victory by Octavian over Antony and Cleopatra, who fled to Egypt, where they were pursued by Octavian. Further Reading Califf, David J. The Battle of Actium. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. Carter, J. M. The Battle of Actium: The Rise and Triumph of Augustus Caesar. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1970. Southern, P. Augustus. New York: Routledge, 1998. Thomas McGeary See also: Cleopatra VII; Ptolemaic Egypt. 8 Battle of Aegospotami Sparta captured approximately 170 Athenian ships and executed more than three thousand Athenian soldiers, thus sealing its victory over Athens in the Peloponnesian War.

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