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The Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus.; Alan Shapiro; Peter Burian
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: The Greek tragedy in new translations.
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The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the only extant trilogy among the Greek tragedies, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. Beginning with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and continuing through Orestes' murder of Clytemnestra in Libation Bearers and his acquittal at Athena's court in Eumenides, the trilogy traces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Translations into English
Drama
Named Person: Aeschylus; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character); Electra, (Greek mythological figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aeschylus.; Alan Shapiro; Peter Burian
ISBN: 0195154878 9780195154870 019513592X 9780195135923 0192832816 9780192832818
OCLC Number: 49565082
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: ix, 285 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: On the translation --
Agamemnon --
Libation Bearers --
Eumenides --
Notes on the text: Agamemnon; Libation bearers; Eumenides.
Series Title: The Greek tragedy in new translations.
Other Titles: Oresteia.
Responsibility: Aeschylus ; translated by Alan Shapiro and Peter Burian.
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