The Oresteia

Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides

Author: Aeschylus,

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472521706

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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First performed in 458BC, Aeschylus's trilogy of plays - known collectively as The Oresteia - remains perhaps the great masterpiece of Ancient tragic drama. Telling the bloody story of the House of Atreus, Aeschylus's tragedy stages an eternal debate about justice and revenge that remains relevant more than two millenia later. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series in this classic and authoritative translation by Hugh Lloyd-Jones, this book contains the text of all three plays - Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides - with extensive scholarly annotation throughout.
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Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192832818

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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The only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece features the ageless themes of the nature of fate and the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion.
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Aeschylus, 1

The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides)

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216271

Category: Drama

Page: 178

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From the Penn Greek Drama Series, this volume offers translations by David Slavitt of the great trilogy of the House of Atreus, telling of Agamemnon's murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus, and of Electra's rebelliousness and Orestes's ultimate revenge.
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An Oresteia

Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides

Author: Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429922920

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her husband Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's death with the help of his sister Elektra. In the end, Orestes, driven mad by the Furies for his bloody betrayal of family, and Elektra are condemned to death by the people of Argos, and must justify their actions—signaling a call to change in society, a shift from the capricious governing of the gods to the rule of manmade law. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up the plays to a modern audience. In addition to its accessibility, the wit and dazzling morbidity of her prose sheds new light on the saga for scholars. Anne Carson's Oresteia is a watershed translation, a death-dance of vengeance and passion not to be missed.
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The Complete Aeschylus

Volume I: The Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831130

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and concludes with Orestes' acquittal at a court founded by Athena in Eumenides. The trilogy thus traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law, Aeschylus' contribution to a Greek legend steeped in murder, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and endless intrigue. This new translation is faithful to the strangeness of the original Greek and to its enduring human truth, expressed in language remarkable for poetic intensity, rich metaphorical texture, and a verbal density that modulates at times into powerful simplicity. The translation's precise but complicated rhythms honor the music of the Greek, bringing into unforgettable English the Aeschylean vision of a world fraught with spiritual and political tensions.
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Aeschylus: The Oresteia

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539814

Category: Drama

Page: 95

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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. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-40293-X First Edition Pb (1992): 0-521-40853-9
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The Oresteia of Aeschylus

Author: George Thomson,Walter G. Headlam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107683882

Category: History

Page: 368

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First published in 1938, this book forms part one of a two-volume edition of the Oresteia. This first volume contains the original Greek text of the Oresteia with a facing-page English translation and notes. A detailed introduction is also provided. The second volume is largely composed of a comprehensive textual commentary. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Aeschylus and classical literature.
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Language, Sexuality, Narrative

The Oresteia

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521604307

Category: History

Page: 328

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A close reading of the text concentrating on the developing meanings of words within the structuring of the play.
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Aeschylus's the Oresteia

Author: Harold Bloom,Aeschylus

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 171

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A collection of six critical essays on the Aeschylus play, arranged in chronological order of their original publication
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