The Oresteia: Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers & the Furies

The Oresteia: Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers & the Furies

by Aeschylus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226007723

ISBN-13: 9780226007724

Pub. Date: 03/28/1989

Publisher: University of Chicago 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

Overview

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:
9780226007724
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Edition description:
1
Pages:
257
Sales rank:
1,252,433
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Note
The Oresteia: Introduction
DAVID GRENE
The Oresteia: the Theatrical Perspective
NICHOLAS RUDALL
Translating for the Stage and from the Stage
WENDY DONIGER O'FLAHERTY
Part One: Unabridged Translation
Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides
Part Two: Acting Version
Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides

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