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:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.28(w) x 6.73(h) x 1.18(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 Oxford University. 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.