The Oresteia

The Oresteia

by Aeschylus, David Grene
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The Oresteia by Aeschylus, David Grene

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: 9780226007717
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/15/1989
Pages: 257
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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