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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Aeschylus, the ancient greek playwright. Titles in this study guide include The Suppliant Maids, The Persians, The Oresteia, Seven Against Thebes, Prometheus Bound, The Eumenides, and The Libation Bearers. As the world's first great dramatist, Aeschylus became known as "the father of tragedy." Aeschylus greatly influenced Greek tragedies by expanding the number of characters in theater. Moreover, Aeschylus' plays focused on daily activities and studies of human behavior, ethical problems, and divine justice. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Aeschylus classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&AsThe Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.