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The Oresteia
     

The Oresteia

by Aeschylus, Alan Shapiro, Peter Burian
 

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ISBN-10: 019513592X

ISBN-13: 9780195135923

Pub. Date: 10/07/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In the Oresteia -- the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity -- Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song

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In the Oresteia -- the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity -- Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195135923
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/07/2004
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword7
Acknowledgements11
A Reading of 'The Oresteia': The Serpent and the Eagle13
Agamemnon99
The Libation Bearers173
The Eumenides227
The Genealogy of Orestes279
Select Bibliography281
Notes285
Agamemnon285
The Libation Bearers305
The Eumenides317
Glossary331

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