Agamemnon

Agamemnon

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by Aeschylus
     
 

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Aeschylus' Agamemnon, first produced in 458 BC, is the opening play in his Oresteian trilogy. Agamemnon returns home after the Trojan Wars with his concubine Cassandra and is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus. The ensuing blood feud continues until the third and final play, Eumenides, when peace is finally restored to the house of the…  See more details below

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Aeschylus' Agamemnon, first produced in 458 BC, is the opening play in his Oresteian trilogy. Agamemnon returns home after the Trojan Wars with his concubine Cassandra and is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus. The ensuing blood feud continues until the third and final play, Eumenides, when peace is finally restored to the house of the Atreidae. It is a powerful and moving play which is difficult to interpret and which for a long time lacked an English edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625588470
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
03/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
55
Sales rank:
579,493
File size:
137 KB

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Sleep disappears and in its stead
            the memory of pain
drips around the restless heart
            a never-ending rain.
Self-knowledge comes to those who wish
            and those who wish it not.
Our helmsmen are divinities,
            and they’re a violent lot.
—chorus from Agamemnon

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Aeschylus (525/4–456/5 B.C.E.) was Greece’s leading playwright between his first victory at the festival Dionysus in 484 B.C.E. until his death, winning thirteen first-place crowns in that period. His epitaph, however, boasts only that he fought bravely for Athens at the Battle of Marathon. David Mulroy is a professor emeritus of classics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His translations of The Complete Poetry of Catullus and of Sophocles’ Theban trilogy—Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and Oedipus at Colonus—are all published by the University of Wisconsin Press. 

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Agamemnon 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Trojan war Agamemnon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can understand many languages but this is just unreadable it is in italian french or german for that matter riight now i am about to start to speaking chiniese DO NOT READ. Author needs to right in english
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Where have i heard the name of this book before?