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An oresteia

Author: Anne Carson; Aeschylus.; Sophocles.; Euripides.
Publisher: New York : Faber & Faber, 2010. ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions -- Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes, giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Electra, (Greek mythological figure); Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character); Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Electra, (Greek mythological figure); Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Carson; Aeschylus.; Sophocles.; Euripides.
ISBN: 9780865479166 086547916X
OCLC Number: 961886498
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: xi, 255 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Agamemnon / Aiskhylos --
Elektra / Sophokles --
Orestes / Euripides.
Responsibility: translated by Anne Carson.

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After the murder of her daughter Iphigeneia by her husband, Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions,  Read more...

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