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Orestes (Greek mythology)

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Works: 372 works in 707 publications in 3 languages and 32,407 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History 
Classifications: PA3827.A7, 882.01
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    The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )
    50 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,624 libraries worldwide
    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 the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law. The story of the house of Atreus is a tale of incest, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and political intrigue. It is also a story in which human action is simultaneously willed and determined
    The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )
    15 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 2,025 libraries worldwide
    "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."--Book jacket
    The Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )
    12 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 1,386 libraries worldwide
    Orestes by Euripides( Book )
    6 editions published between 1942 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 libraries worldwide
    Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. Powerful and gripping, Orestes sweeps us along with a momentum that, starting slowly, builds inevitably to one of the most spectacular climaxes in all Greek tragedy
    Aeschylus, the Oresteia by Simon Goldhill( Book )
    2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
    "Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes - justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture - in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived, a final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on more contemporary theater. The volume's organized structure and guide to further reading will make it an invaluable reference for students and teachers."--Jacket
    The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )
    4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
    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
    Oresteia : Agamemnon, the Libation bearers, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( file )
    6 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
    A brief discussion of the life of Aeschylus and the structure of early tragedy accompanies a translation of the three plays based on H.W. Smyth's Loeb Classical Library text
    The libation bearers by Aeschylus( Book )
    4 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
    An unfortunate result of the eagerness of modern commentators to lay stress on Aeschylus as a thinker and religious poet has been the frequent neglect to observe The Libation Bearers, like Agamemnon, is full of suspense, action, and skillfully contrived surprise
    Orrie's story : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
    2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of the Greek Oresteia trilogy through the lives of a seemingly ordinary small-town American family
    The Oresteian trilogy : Agamemnon, the Choephori, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )
    14 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
    A translation of the ancient Greek tragedies, "Agamemmon, " "The Choephori, " and "The Eumenides, " tracing the chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos, which is finally ended through the intervention of the goddess Athene
    The house of Atreus by Aeschylus( Book )
    5 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
    Aeschylus was a Greek playwright considered to be the founder of the tragedy. Aeschylus along with Sophocles and Euripides are the three major Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. Before Aeschylus, characters in a play only interacted with the chorus. Aeschylus expanded the number of actors allowing for interaction among the characters. Seven of his 92 plays have survived. The Persian invasion of Greece, which took place during his lifetime, influenced many of his plays. The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus, which concerns the end of the cu
    Choephori by Aeschylus( Book )
    9 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 604 libraries worldwide
    Produced in 458 BC, Aeschylus' Choephori stands as the second play in the Oresteian trilogy. The bloodshed begun in the first play with the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra is here continued when Agamemnon's son Orestes avenges his father's death by killing Clytemnestra. It is not until the third and final play, Eumenides, that peace is restored to the family of the Atreiadae. This edition (first published in hardback in 1986) takes into account the large amount of recent research on the play and tackles the problems presented by an unusually corrupt text. The introduction discusses the pre-Aeschylean 'Orestes' tradition in literature (from Homer to Pindar) and art (representations on vases and reliefs), as well as the place of Choephori within the Oresteia, its imagery and dramatic structure, the questions of staging the play, and the manuscript tradition. Much of the commentary looks at problems of style, dramatic technique, and interpretation of the play, and before each scene is discussed an analysis of its contribution to the drama as a whole is supplied. The text and critical apparatus reproduced are those of D. L. Page (Oxford Classical Texts)
    Aeschylus's the Oresteia ( Book )
    1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
    The Oresteia; a study in language and structure by Anne Lebeck( Book )
    1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
    Orestes, and other plays by Euripides( Book )
    2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
    The prodigal, a play in two acts by Jack Richardson( Book )
    3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
    Modern version of the Agamemnon tragedy
    Orestes by Euripides( Book )
    7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 484 libraries worldwide
    Orestes and Electra; myth and dramatic form by William M Force( Book )
    3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
    No exit, and three other plays by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )
    1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
    In these four plays, Jean-Paul Sartre, the great existentialist novelist and philosopher, displays his mastery of the drama. No Exit is an unforgettable portrayal of hell. The Flies is a modern reworking of the Electra-Orestes story. Dirty Hands is about a young intellectual torn between theory and praxis. The Respectful Prostitute is a scathing attack on American racism
    Helen ; Phoenician women ; Orestes by Euripides( Book )
    3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
    "For his Helen the poet employs an alternative history in which a virtuous and faithful Helen never went to Troy but spent the war years in Egypt, falsely blamed for the actions of her divinely created double in Troy. Volume V also includes Phoenician Women, Euripides' treatment of the battle between the sons of Oedipus for control of Thebes (the story told by Aeschylus in Seven against Thebes); and Orestes, a novel retelling of Orestes' lot after he murdered his mother, Clytaemestra."--Jacket
 
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