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The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus,
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-11-07
ISBN : 1474274331
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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He who learns must suffer. Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must avenge his father's death by murdering his mother? The curse of the House of Atreus, passing from generation to generation, is one of the great myths of Western literature. In the hands of Aeschylus, the story enacts the final victory of reason and justice over superstition and barbarity. The original trilogy, comprising Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and Eumenides, is distilled into one thrilling three-act play in this magnificent new translation by award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9780140443332
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytaemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena

The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Everyman's Library
Release : 2014-08-06
ISBN : 0375712682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Oresteia

Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780192832818
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Oresteia

Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus,
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2008-11-13
ISBN : 019953781X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oresteian trilogy (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides) established the themes of Greek tragedy - the inexorable nature of Fate, the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion. The plays dramatize the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra, the revenge of her son Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athens. This new translation seeks to preserve the plays' qualities as theatre and as literature.

Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia

Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia Book
Author : Deborah H. Roberts,William R Kenan Jr Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature Deborah H Roberts
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9783525251768
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia book written by Deborah H. Roberts,William R Kenan Jr Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature Deborah H Roberts, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1984-02-07
ISBN : 110104263X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus Book
Author : Aeschylus,Ted Hughes
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2000-09-04
ISBN : 0374527059
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a modern translation of the ancient Greek trilogy which traces the chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos, commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for performance in the Fall of 1999.

Aeschylus The Oresteia

Aeschylus   The Oresteia  Book
Author : John Ferguson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oresteia Trilogy

The Oresteia Trilogy Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1965
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Oresteia

Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Oberon Books
Release : 2016-04-26
ISBN : 9781783199006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Orestes' parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus' greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done - and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written. Following Mr Burns and 1984, Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke radically reimagines Oresteia for the modern stage, in its first major London production in more than a decade. Lia Williams returns to the Almeida as Klytemnestra.

An English Reader s Guide to Aeschylus Oresteia

An English Reader s Guide to Aeschylus  Oresteia Book
Author : Philip Vellacott
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Perception and Time in Aeschylus Oresteia

Perception and Time in Aeschylus  Oresteia Book
Author : Shirley June Stewart
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aeschylus Plays II

Aeschylus Plays  II Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Methuen Drama
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plays included in this second of 2 volumes of Aeschylus include the trilogy of plays that make up the Oresteia.

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1966
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2014-06-19
ISBN : 1472526791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hugh Lloyd-Jones's classic translation of Aeschylus's tragic cycle, The Oresteia, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus,Oliver Taplin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-10-23
ISBN : 9781631494666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most renowned of Aeschylus' tragedies and one of the foundational texts of Western literature, the Oresteia trilogy is about cycles of deception and brutality within the ruling family of Argos. In Agamemnon, afflicted queen Clytemnestra awaits her husband's return from war to commit a terrible act of retribution for the murder of her daughter. The next two plays, radically retitled here as The Women at the Graveside and Orestes in Athens, deal with the aftermath of the regicide, Orestes' search to avenge his father's death, and the ceaseless torment of the young prince. A powerful discourse on the formation of democracy after a period of violent chaos, The Oresteia has long illuminated the tensions between loyalty to one's family and to the greater community. Now, Oliver Taplin's "vivid and accessible translation" (Victoria Mohl) captures the lyricism of the original, in what is sure to be a classic for generations to come.

An Oresteia

An Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2009-03-31
ISBN : 9781429922920
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : George Thomson,Walter G. Headlam
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-12-19
ISBN : 1107683882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1938, this book forms part one of a two-volume edition of the Oresteia. This first volume contains the original Greek text of the Oresteia with a facing-page English translation and notes. A detailed introduction is also provided. The second volume is largely composed of a comprehensive textual commentary. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Aeschylus and classical literature.