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The Oresteia : Agamemnon, Women at the graveside, Orestes at Athens

Author: Aeschylus; Oliver Taplin
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This spellbinding, groundbreaking translation reenergizes Aeschylus' enduring saga of split loyalties, bloody sacrifice, and the efforts to bring peace after generations of strife. The most renowned of Aeschylus' tragedies and one of the foundational texts of Western literature, the Oresteia trilogy is about cycles of deception and brutality within the ruling family of Argos. In Agamemnon, afflicted queen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies (Drama)
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Named Person: Aeschylus; Aeschylus.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aeschylus; Oliver Taplin
ISBN: 9781631494666 163149466X
OCLC Number: 1054260576
Description: xxxiii, 172 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Agamemnon --
Women at the graveside --
Orestes at Athens.
Other Titles: Oresteia.
Responsibility: Aeschylus ; a new translation by Oliver Taplin.

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This spellbinding, ground-breaking translation reenergises Aeschylus' enduring saga of split loyalties, bloody sacrifice and the efforts to bring peace after generations of strife.  Read more...

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