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

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

by Aeschylus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0670528323

ISBN-13: 9780670528325

Pub. Date: 12/28/1975

Publisher: Viking Penguin

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:
9780670528325
Publisher:
Viking Penguin
Publication date:
12/28/1975
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(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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