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The Oresteia of Aeschylus

Author: Aeschylus.; Robert Lowell
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Oresteia -- Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides -- depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. - Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Tragedies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aeschylus.
Oresteia of Aeschylus.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1978
(OCoLC)643917848
Named Person: Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character); Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Electra, (Greek mythological figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aeschylus.; Robert Lowell
ISBN: 0374227233 9780374227234 0374515492 9780374515492
OCLC Number: 4495266
Description: 129 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Agamemnon --
Orestes --
The Furies.
Other Titles: Oresteia.
Responsibility: [translated by] Robert Lowell.

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The Oresteia -- Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides -- depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. - Publisher.

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