The Persians | Critical Essay by Lois Spatz

This literature criticism consists of approximately 50 pages of analysis & critique of The Persians.
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Critical Essay by Lois Spatz

SOURCE: Spatz, Lois. “Aeschylus: Citizen and Poet” and “Persians: Monodrama.” In Aeschylus, pp. 1-35. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1982.

In the following essays, Spatz discusses Aeschylus's life, his society, and the state of theater in his time, and provides an overview of the Persians, including analyses of its staging, diction, and imagery.

Life and Times

This monument covers Aeschylus the Athenian, Euphorion's son, who died in the wheatlands of Gela. The sacred grove of Marathon with its glories can speak of his valor in battle. The long-haired Persian remembers and can speak of it too.

So reads the epitaph of Athens's first great tragic poet. This verse was composed by Aeschylus himself, according to Pausanias, the second-century a.d. geographer who wondered why the playwright neglected to mention his tragedies.1 But it is not...

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