Oresteia

Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2003
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0192832816

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The only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece features the ageless themes of the nature of fate and the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2004-01-20
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781400041923

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One of the founding documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time. The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia to secure divine favor. After Iphi-geneia’s mother, Clytemnestra, kills her husband in revenge, she in turn is murdered by their son Orestes with his sister Electra’s encouragement. Orestes is pursued by the Furies and put on trial, his fate decided by the goddess Athena. Far more than the story of murder and ven-geance in the royal house of Atreus, the Oresteia serves as a dramatic parable of the evolution of justice and civilization that is still powerful after 2,500 years. The trilogy is presented here in George Thomson’s classic translation, renowned for its fidelity to the rhythms and richness of the original Greek.

Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia

Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia
Author: Deborah H. Roberts,William R Kenan Jr Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature Deborah H Roberts
Publsiher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1984
Genre: Apollo (Greek deity) in literature
ISBN: 3525251769

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Aeschylus The Oresteia

Aeschylus  The Oresteia
Author: Simon Goldhill
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2004-01-19
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0521539811

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This is the only general introduction in English to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and most influential of all Greek dramas. Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes of justice, sexual politics, violence, and the position of man within culture, and explores how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived. A final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on later theatre. Its clear structure and guide to further reading will make this an invaluable guide for students and teachers alike.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1984-02-07
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0140443339

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In the Oresteia Aeschylus addressed 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. In Agamemnon, a king's decision to sacrifice his daughter and turn the tide of war inflicts lasting damage on his family, culminating in a terrible act of retribution; The Libation Bearers deals with the aftermath of Clytemnestra's regicide, as her son Orestes sets out to avenge his father's death; and in The Eumenides, Orestes is tormented by supernatural powers that can never be appeased. Forming an elegant and subtle discourse on the emergence of Athenian democracy out of a period of chaos and destruction, The Oresteia is a compelling tragedy of the tensions between our obligations to our families and the laws that bind us together as a society. The only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus' The Oresteia is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction, notes and glossary written in collaboration with W.B. Stanford in Penguin Classics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

An Oresteia

An Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-03-31
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1429922923

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A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her husband Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's death with the help of his sister Elektra. In the end, Orestes, driven mad by the Furies for his bloody betrayal of family, and Elektra are condemned to death by the people of Argos, and must justify their actions—signaling a call to change in society, a shift from the capricious governing of the gods to the rule of manmade law. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up the plays to a modern audience. In addition to its accessibility, the wit and dazzling morbidity of her prose sheds new light on the saga for scholars. Anne Carson's Oresteia is a watershed translation, a death-dance of vengeance and passion not to be missed.

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus
Author: Aeschylus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1893
Genre: Greek drama (Tragedy)
ISBN: PRNC:32101007591413

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Wagner and Aeschylus The Ring and the Oresteia

Wagner and Aeschylus  The Ring and the Oresteia
Author: Michael Ewans
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1983-05-31
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0521250730

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Wagner and Aeschylus examines the role that the Oresteia played in the shaping of the Ring.