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Orestes (Greek mythology)

Works: 210 works in 415 publications in 8 languages and 22,948 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Classifications: PA3827.A7, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Orestes (Greek mythology)
    The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )
    23 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and Finnish and held by 3,087 libraries worldwide
    A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
    The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )
    14 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in English and held by 2,106 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
    Orestes by Euripides( file )
    4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,267 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
    The Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )
    25 editions published between 1833 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
    In the third work in Aeschylus' "Oresteia" trilogy, Apollo decrees that Orestes shall stand trial before Athena
    Aeschylus, the Oresteia by Simon Goldhill( Book )
    2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 910 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 libation-bearers by Aeschylus( Book )
    3 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 748 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 660 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of the Greek Oresteia trilogy through the lives of a seemingly ordinary small-town American family
    The house of Atreus by John Lewin( Book )
    4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 646 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
    The Oresteian trilogy : Agamemnon, the Choephori, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )
    9 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and held by 609 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
    Choephori by Aeschylus( Book )
    10 editions published between 1901 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 608 libraries worldwide
    Les mouches : drame en trois actes by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )
    15 editions published between 1943 and 1984 in French and German and held by 593 libraries worldwide
    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 526 libraries worldwide
    The prodigal, a play in two acts by Jack Richardson( Book )
    2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
    Modern version of the Agamemnon tragedy
    Orestes by Euripides( Book )
    5 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 481 libraries worldwide
    Orestes and Electra; myth and dramatic form by William M Force( Book )
    2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
    No exit, and three other plays by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )
    1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 446 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
    Huis-clos : suivi de les mouches by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )
    10 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in French and held by 441 libraries worldwide
    - Le bronze... (Il le caresse.) Eh bien, voici le moment. Le bronze est là, je le contemple et je comprends que je suis en enfer. Je vous dis que tout était prévu
    The Choëphoroe (Libation-bearers) of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )
    5 editions published between 1893 and 1923 in 3 languages and held by 432 libraries worldwide
    Orestes by Euripides( Book )
    2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
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