Agamemnon [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Agamemnon

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781625588470
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 55
  • Sales rank: 874,466
  • File size: 134 KB

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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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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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Table of Contents

Preface                       
Introduction   
 
Agamemnon    

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    King of mycenae

    The Trojan war Agamemnon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Poor

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    No one has bought this book

    Where have i heard the name of this book before?

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