Oresteia / Edition 1

Oresteia / Edition 1

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by Aeschylus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520083288

ISBN-13: 2900520083287

Pub. Date: 05/12/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

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.

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ISBN-13:
2900520083287
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/12/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
276

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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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