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The Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus.; George Derwent Thomson
Publisher: New York : Everyman's Library, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the Founding Documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time."
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Genre/Form: Tragedies (Drama)
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aeschylus.
Oresteia.
New York : Everyman's Library, 2004
(OCoLC)894786925
Named Person: Aeschylus; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character); Electra, (Greek mythological figure); Aeschylus.; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Electra, (Greek mythological figure); Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aeschylus.; George Derwent Thomson
ISBN: 1400041929 9781400041923 1857152603 9781857152609
OCLC Number: 53037316
Notes: Originally published: The Oresteia of Aeschylus. Cambridge [Eng.] : The University Press, 1938.
Description: xxxvii, 127 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Agamemnon --
Choephoroe --
Eumenides.
Other Titles: Oresteia.
Responsibility: Aeschylus ; translated by George Thomson ; with an introduction by Richard Seaford.
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