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The Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus.; Ted Hughes
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"The Orestia--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. Hughes's  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.; Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0374227217 9780374227210
OCLC Number: 41972923
Description: 197 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Agamemnon --
Choephori --
The Eumenides.
Other Titles: Oresteia.
Responsibility: Aeschylus ; a new translation by Ted Hughes.

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"The Orestia--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. Hughes's 'acting version' of the trilogy is itself a great performance; while artfully inflected with the contemporary, it has a classical beauty and authority"--Jacket.

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