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Oresteia : World's Classics - Aeschylus .

Oresteia

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 13th November 2008
ISBN: 9780199537815
Number Of Pages: 320

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The Oresteia is the only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece. Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides have established the enduring themes of Greek tragedy--the inexorable nature of Fate, the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion. In this family history, Fate and the gods decree that each generation will repeat the crimes and endure the suffering of their forebears. When Agamemnon is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, their son Orestes must avenge his father's death. Only Orestes' appeal to the goddess Athena saves him from his mother's Furies, breaking the bloody chain; together gods and humans inaugurate a way of just conduct that will ensure stable families and a strong community.
The Oresteia is majestic as theater and as literature, and this new translation seeks to preserve both these qualities. The introduction and notes emphasize the relationship between the scenes, ideas, and language that distinguishes this unique work.

Agamemnon Libation Bearers Eumenides

ISBN: 9780199537815
ISBN-10: 019953781X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 13th November 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.24

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