Orestes

Orestes

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Orestes by Euripides

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the editorship of Herbert Golder and the late William Arrowsmith, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the plays. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198025658
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/08/1995
Series: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 156 KB

About the Author

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