[Aeschylus] ✓ Ικέτιδες [yaoi PDF] Read Online · Primera parte de una trilog a que se perdi , Las suplicantes es una sorprendente obra que supone un poco velado alegato en favor de las mujeres y su derecho a ser due as de su propio destino, sin duda un valor que en aquella poca no era para nada com n aunque existieran algunas excepciones a trav s de la historia de las Danaides y su huida de sus primos Esquilo defiende, a su manera y siempre desde el contexto hist rico en el que vivi , la figura de la mujer como un ser independiente del hombre y libre de escoger su propio camino.
Not a particularly engrossing play, or one with very complex or intriguing characters A bit of a disappointment for me personally, being this is the first play I ve read by Aeschylus It s not bad, by any stretch, it s just very dull It could have been the particular translation I read, but something about trying to find investment in a nameless, faceless choir is a bit of a chore since the actual Suppliant Maidens just aren t that interesting Neither are the events that surround their lives This play could have been a very short play by itself, but in itself this would be short and simple play feels very drawn out.
Esta foi a terceira obra de squilo que li Antes de iniciar esta leitura encontrava me um pouco dividida, uma vez que as impress es que ficaram das duas obras anteriormente lidas, s o antagonistas Se por um lado, Prometeu Agrilhoado foi uma leitura incr vel e que muito recomendo a todos os leitores, j Os Persas n o se revelou uma leitura marcante.
Ao iniciar esta leitura, estava pois expectante sobre para qual dos pratos da balan a este livro iria contribuir.
Infelizmente a balan a pendeu mais para o lado de Os Persas do que para o lado de Prometeu Agrilhoado Foi uma leitura agrad vel mas n o especialmente marcante A hist ria mitol gica que squilo escolheu para a tetralogia da qual As Suplicantes seria a primeira trag dia, muito interessante Trata se da hist ria das Danaides, as cinquenta filhas de D nao e da sua fuga do Egipto para a Arg lida D nao e suas filhas fogem de barco para Argos onde pedem ref gio ao rei Pelasgos Fugiam dos casamentos a que no Egipto seriam for adas, com os cinquenta filhos de gito, seus primos, filhos do irm o g meo de D nao, que pretendia assim a unifica o dos territ rios que se encontravam divididos entre ele e o irm o Em As Suplicantes, conta se a primeira parte dessa hist ria, da sua fuga e dos seus apelos a Pelasgos para que as acolhessem em Argos O rei de Argos v se assim perante um dilema, cuja resolu o dif cil Se por um lado D nao e suas filhas t m direito a habitar em Argos por serem descendentes de uma princesa de Argos Io, que por Zeus se ter apaixonado por ela, acabou desterrada no Egipto, que uma outra hist ria da mitologia grega bastante interessante , por outro permitir lhes a entrada poderia significar uma guerra, caso os cinquenta filhos de gito as tivessem seguido e invadissem Argos para reclamar as suas noivas Pelasgos chega inclusivamente a pedir opini o ao seu povo, algo muito relevante hist ricamente, pois ocorre antes da instala o dos governos democr ticos na Gr cia.
Calculo que a tetralogia completa deveria ser maravilhosa, pois a hist ria das Danaides uma das mais tr gicas e sangrentas da mitologia grega, mas a trag dia As Suplicantes acaba por ser apenas uma introdu o a essa t o grandiosa hist ria, que por si s na minha opini o, claro n o resulta bem como hist ria separada O leitor fica em suspenso e a querer mais Fiquei com imensa pena que as outras pe as que completam esta tetralogia n o tenham chegado at aos nossos dias Ainda assim e como sempre digo acerca destes textos maravilhosos, sempre um enorme privil gio que no s c XXI se possa ter acesso a uma obra do s culo V a.
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There s something so vital about Greek invocations Their figurative language is so crisp, precise, and yet allusive Aeschylus was the great innovator of tragedy, taking to heart the spirit of fearless meddling that infected all Greek genius The Suppliants is a brief but solid example of his power.
Cookson s translation transmits the evocation and originality of the work, but his penchant for rendering the chorus with rhyme is awkward and not true to Greek traditions English is too large, complex, and variable to respond well to couplets It is a wild and many fathered bastard of a language, made easily silly by such constraints if they linger for than a sonnet s length.
For me, the effect is that of a bright colored mix of fonts and interchanging capitals it may be technically legible, but detracts meaning from the text than it adds I will not go as far as Milton and declare itthe Invention of a barbarous Age, to set off wretched matter and lame Meeter but I do agree that it should be used sparingly For verse, English is better served by alliteration, meter, and subtle sound play, sparing rhyme as Shakespeare did for the occasional unmistakably heavy accent.
It is one thing to rhyme in a language like Italian, where the musicality and continuous aesthetic make such a thing natural, even inescapable, as it might flow from everyday speech To try to transfer that directly to English is like a painter who, desiring to produce the visual equivalent of a song, paints his canvas in strips of verses and identical choruses there are methods which are effective and less artificial.
5 stars Although I ve found other works by Aeschylus to be less than memorable, this one has the kind of timeless theme that appears in the best extant Greek dramas In this case, it s the plight of immigrant exiles seeking asylum from persecution in a foreign land and the resistance of women to the tyranny and subjugation of men through assault and forced marriages Whereas I find Aeschylus other chorus heavy dramas to be repetitive at best, the choruses here give voice to the voiceless women who are at risk of being captured into slavery While this play is sometimes seen as one of the least substantial Greek dramas the editors of my edition openly wondered how or why this was one of the seven Aeschylus dramas chosen to be preserved by Roman instructors , I thought its message resonated markedly than some of Aeschylus other surviving works.

A beautiful play by the great Ancient Greek Aeschylus Its style is older and different from Aeschylus other tragedies for instance, the fifty daughters of Danaus Danaides , the protagonists, are also the chorus in the play and the play is full of lyrics with less action Also, there is no tragic end or a tragic fall of a hero in the play, as can be seen in other following tragedies The main theme of the play is centered on the refusal of the Danaides the forced marriage to their own Egyptian cousins, a marriage imposed by their father s twin brother Aegyptus hence, with the help of their father they all flee their county Egypt, along with their father, and seek a refuge and protection in Argos, where they receive the shelter and protection of the king of Argos, who took action after asking about the opinion of his Argive people A great point I particularly like about this wonderful play, is the hints to the democratic practice, as can be seen in the deed of the King of Argos, Pelasgus, who was reluctant to make any personal decision and take action prior asking about the decision of his people in this regard Unfortunately, the two other plays of the trilogy could not survive, so we could learn about the turn of the plot Finally, the lyrical language is fascinating and the whole plot, story, and theme are unique.
For the start of a new week,I m going to start with my least favourite of the seven surviving works of the great Aeschylus.
My plan is to rank them,from 7th to 1st place,one tragedy per day,until we have a winner,so let s get started with number 7.
Giving the fact that it s been a very long time since I ve had read this work as a part of collection of Greek tragedies and that I didn t know anything about this story from myths and legends ,it s difficult for me to say about the themes,besides free choice on one hand against the old rules set by man,under the advice of the priests,who act as the human messengers of the gods of engagements by proposal to the rich and powerful,thus securing safe future,powerful allies,blood lineages or just to satisfy personal lust Disgusted by forced marriages,but fearing for their lives,the main protagonists escape and seek refuge and protection in the other land.
I remember it s was thrilling,when the culmination came between two nations,but it didn t leave an impact I ve expected.
At,least not enough for me to think about it or revisit it.
Of course,that doesn t mean that the work itself is weak.
Some may find it very interesting,but for me,I ll give it the last spot and continue my reviews the upcoming days.
Have a nice day The history of the Daenids24 April 2012 My classics lecturer mentioned that this play was rather ho hum and in a way I am inclined to agree However, we still need to consider that it is an Aeschylus play, which means that it was at least a generation earlier than the plays of Sophocles and Euripides Aeschylus is considered to be one of the great dramatists of Classical Greece, however since we only have plays from two other tragedians that doesn t really say much Aeschylus plays do tend to be primitive than those of Sophocles and Euripides and generally focus on the myth rather than making any particular comment on society However, each of the three playwrights and I do not include Aristophanes in this group as he wrote comedy, not tragedy have their own styles and purposes I like to compare them with modern directors and would suggest that Aeschylus would be close to a Frank Capra, Sophocles would be a Ron Howard or a Stephen Spielberg while Euripides would be a Martin Scorsesee or a Quentin Tarantino I ve probably said that before, but I like the comparison though I would love to hear from you if you disagree This play is about the Daenids, who happen to be the daughters of Daenus which is probably pretty obvious The story goes that after Io was transformed into a bull by Hera simply because Zeus slept with her isn t it interesting that the victim, not the perpetrator, is the one punished and was tormented by a gadfly, forcing her to flee to Egypt She settled down in the land of the black earth which is what the Egyptians called Egypt and from her descendants came the brothers Daenus and Aegyptus Daenus had fifty daughters, and Aegyptus had fifty sons, and the sons wanted to marry the daughters However, the daughters did not want a bar of them, so they fled with their father to Argos for sanctuary, and the entire play is about the conflict between the sons of Aegyptus and the daughters of Daenus In a way it is not all that thrilling However it is not Aeschylus that we criticise, but rather the people that decided to include this as one of the plays that would survive So, first I will talk a bit about Argos Having read through some of these plays I have noticed that the Mycenean Greeks the period in which the plays are set refer to the Greeks as Argives or Achaeans Now, Argos the land from which the Argives come lies on the northeastern corner of the Peloponese and Achaea lies on the northwest As such it is only a part of the whole Greek world But, during the Mycenean period, Argos was the centre of Greek life While there were other city states such as Athens and Thebes the powerbase during this period lay in Mycenae, which is located in Argos This is probably why we see the Argives being referred to as Greeks though Greek is actually a Latin term, the Greeks refer to themselves as Hellenes Then there is the idea about Egypt Remember, the world revolved around the Greeks and as such it was the Greek race that gave birth of humanity Here it is suggested that the Egyptians originally came from Io, a Greek, however we know a lot differently now Consider the date of the play 500 BC By this time Egypt was a province of the Persian Empire, having collapsed as an independent entity after being invaded by Babylon and Assyria before that Yet, if we move earlier to Mycenaen Greece, we set the time at around 1500 BC to 1100 BC Once again we are in the New Kingdom of Egypt, and archaeology proves that Egypt had been around for a lot longer in fact much longer than the Greeks Well, the Greeks weren t scientists though, nor did they have sophisticated archaeological techniques they had only just developed the discipline of writing history , but in the end it is all irrelevant because this is mythology, and mythology is generally skewed to support a point that the mythmaker is trying to make we see it all the time in our society it is called propaganda.
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