Orestes / Edition 1

Orestes / Edition 1

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by Euripides, John Peck, Frank J. Nisetich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195096592

ISBN-13: 9780195096590

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by

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Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. Powerful and gripping, Orestes sweeps us along with a momentum that, starting slowly, builds inevitably to one of the most spectacular climaxes in all Greek tragedy.

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ISBN-13:
9780195096590
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Orestes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice new translation by Ian Johnston. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago