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Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

A. F. Garvie


This book's first appearance (1969) was a full response to the publication (in 1952) of a papyrus fragment from Oxyrhynchus which indicated a late production date (in the 460s bc) for Aeschylus' trilogy Supplices, thus upsetting the previous scholarly consensus that it was an early work — indeed the earliest Greek tragedy to survive. There was, the book argued, no longer good reason to suppose that the play belonged to an early stage in its author's development. A final chapter also examines the evidence for reconstruction of the other, lost plays of the trilogy. Few would now argue, as they u ... More

Keywords: papyrus, fragment, Oxyrhynchus, Greek tragedy, trilogy, Aeschylus, Supplices, plays

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781904675365
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. F. Garvie, author
University of Glasgow