Even though brilliant Greek playwright Aeschylus wrote countless plays, only seven have survived to this day. Penguin Classics proudly presents four of the celebrated tragedian’s plays in Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes and The Persians. These works, while standing on their own as literary masterpieces, all share the common theme of the new morality of classical Athens. Aeschylus also presents the enlightened view that reason will also take precedence over violence as the proper principle of civilized life. Translator Philip Vellacott preserves the original style and substance of the plays even as he makes them accessible to modern day readers. 160 pages.