Orestes

Orestes

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by Euripides
     
 

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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

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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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"Willink's edition fills a clear need and does so with distinction. His no-nonsense approach to exegesis has produced a fulsome and lucid commentary that should remain a standard for many years to come....The commentary is chock full of information on meaning and dramatic interpretation which will with effort be useful to Greek readers at all levels....A must for all libraries serving classical studies."—Choice

"Willink's splendid edition of the Greek text [is] a culmination of the labours of a lifetime...Its chief contribution is the commentary, which pursues or rather attacks problems of text, metre and grammar in the accustomed fashion...and is also alert to the play's rhetoric and dramaturgy."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625589026
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
41
File size:
366 KB

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John Peck, author of five books of poetry, is a Jungian analyst in Brattleboro, Vermont, who has taught English at Princeton University, Mt. Holyoke College, and the University of Zurich. Frank Nisetich is Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the author of Pindar's
Victory Songs and Pindar and Homer.

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Orestes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goodnight
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sick in RL. Might be absent for a little while. I would never want you gone, though, Silve.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I meant forest res five
Anonymous More than 1 year ago