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Aeschylus (Book - 2003)
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Agamemnon *Libation Bearers *EumenidesAeschylus' Oresteia is the only trilogy to survive from Greek tragedy, and the religious and moral ideas it enacts afterwards influenced a great dramatic genre, as well as giving its three plays their lasting significance. In this family history, Fate and the gods decree that each generation willrepeat 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 humansinaugurate a way of just conduct that will ensure stable families and a strong community. The Oresteia is majestic as theatre and as literature, and this new translation seeks to preserve both these qualities. The introduction and notes emphasize the interconnection of scenes, ideas, and language that distinguishes this unique work.
Authors: Aeschylus
Title: Oresteia
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003
Characteristics: lxxvii, 232 p. :,map ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Aeschylus ; translated with an introduction and notes by Christopher Collard
Notes: This translation originally published: 2002
Additional Contributors: Collard, C. (Christopher)
ISBN: 0192832816
Branch Call Number: 882.01 A253oc 2003
Other Language: Translated from the Ancient Greek
Subject Headings: Agamemnon (Greek mythology) Drama Orestes (Greek mythology) Drama
Topical Term: Agamemnon (Greek mythology)
Orestes (Greek mythology)
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