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.
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.75(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.96(d)|
About the Author
Joshua Billings is Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University. He is the author of Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy.
Oliver Taplin is emeritus professor of classics at the University of Oxford. His books range from The Stagecraft of Aeschylus to Pots &
Plays. He has recently published translations of Euripides’ Medea and
Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies.
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