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The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780195135923
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of the house of Atreus is a tale of incest, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and political intrigue. It is also a story in which human action is simultaneously willed and determined.".

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.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2014-05-16
ISBN : 0520282108
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most famous series of ancient Greek plays, and the only surviving trilogy, is the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides. These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return from Troy with the captive Trojan princess Cassandra; the murder in turn of Clytemnestra by their son Orestes; and Orestes' subsequent pursuit by the Avenging Furies (Eumenides) and eventual absolution. Hugh Lloyd-Jones's informative notes elucidate the text, and introductions to each play set the trilogy against the background of Greek religion as a whole and Greek tragedy in particular, providing a balanced assessment of Aeschylus's dramatic art. This superior translation should be read by every student of Greek civilization, classical literature, and drama.

Aeschylus Plays II

Aeschylus Plays  II Book
Author : Aeschylus,J. Michael Walton,Stephen Raphael
Publisher : Methuen Drama
Release : 1991
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Four of Aeschylus' greatest plays reissued in the new Classical Greek Dramatists series Includes the Oresteia trilogy, a key sequence of plays within the Western dramatic tradition - widely studied in schools and universities. Agamemnon tells the tale of the king's return from the battle of Troyto find that his wife has laid out a red carpet to welcome him that will, ironically, lead him to his death; The Libation Bearers continues the saga into the next generation with Orestes and Electra seeking justice for their dead father whilst in the Eumenides, the traces of inherited bloodlust are laid to rest by the figure of Athene. Translated with an introduction and notes from J. Michael Walton - the series editor for the Greek classics and reissued in the new Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series in stylish, new and modern jackets.

Oresteia

Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus,Ésquilo
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780198149675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aeschylus' Oresteia is a tragedy of inescapable killing within one family, such that each generation must avenge it in kind. This new and close translation tries to preserve its theatrical and poetic qualities: introductory and explanatory matter emphasizes the interconnection of scenes, ideas, and language which distinguishes this unique work, the only trilogy to survive from Greek tragedy.

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 Trilogy

The Oresteia Trilogy Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-03-02
ISBN : 0486112543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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DIVClassic trilogy by great tragedian concerns the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand style, rich diction and dramatic dialogue. Still powerful after 2500 years. /div

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus Book
Author : Aeschylus,Robert Lowell
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1978
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oresteia -- Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides -- depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. - Publisher.

Aeschylus s the Oresteia

Aeschylus s the Oresteia Book
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
Release : 1988
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of six critical essays on the Aeschylus play, arranged in chronological order of their original publication

The Oresteia Trilogy Unabridged English Translation

The Oresteia Trilogy  Unabridged English Translation  Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2013-07-10
ISBN : 8074847330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Oresteia Trilogy (Unabridged English Translation)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The trilogy known as The Oresteia, consists of the three tragedies Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides. This trilogy of plays, written a number of years B.C.E., dramatizes one of the earliest, most culturally significant myths of Ancient Greek civilization—how a series of revenge/power-motivated murders in the family of King Agamemnon of Mycenae eventually leads to the establishment of democratic justice. One of the few surviving complete examples of Classical Greek drama, the trilogy is populated by archetypal characters, whose actions explore themes relating to the nature and purpose of revenge, and the relationship between humanity and spirituality (the gods). Aeschylus was the earliest of the great Greek tragedians and the principal creator of Greek drama. He is called the 'Father of Tragedy'.

THE ORESTEIA TRILOGY Agamemnon The Libation Bearers The Eumenides

THE ORESTEIA TRILOGY  Agamemnon  The Libation Bearers   The Eumenides Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Musaicum Books
Release : 2017-10-16
ISBN : 802722358X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oresteia, consists of the three tragedies Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides. This trilogy of plays, written a number of years B.C.E., dramatizes one of the earliest, most culturally significant myths of Ancient Greek civilization—how a series of revenge/power-motivated murders in the family of King Agamemnon of Mycenae eventually leads to the establishment of democratic justice. One of the few surviving complete examples of Classical Greek drama, the trilogy is populated by archetypal characters, whose actions explore themes relating to the nature and purpose of revenge, and the relationship between humanity and spirituality (the gods). Aeschylus was the earliest of the great Greek tragedians and the principal creator of Greek drama. He is called the 'Father of Tragedy'.

Oresteia

Oresteia Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Bristol Classical Press
Release : 1982
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most famous series of ancient Greek plays, and the only surviving trilogy, is the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of the Agamemnon, Choephoroe ('Libation Bearers') and Eumenides ('Kindly Ones'). These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return from Troy with the captive Trojan princess Cassandra; the murder in turn of Clytemnestra by their son Orestes; and Orestes' subsequent pursuit by the Avenging Furies (Eumenides) and eventual absolution.There has been no shortage of translations and adaptations of the Oresteia, but such are the poetic complexities of Aeschylus' language and the remoteness of the world he depicts that they mostly fall far short of either the literal meaning or the spirit of the original. This translation by an eminent scholar stays as close to the text as English idiom will allow and is perfectly adapted to the student's needs. Notes elucidate the difficulties, and introductions to each play set the trilogy against the background of Greek religion as a whole and Greek tragedy in particular, presenting a true assessment of Aeschylus' dramatic art.

The Oresteia Agamemnon Women at the Graveside Orestes in Athens

The Oresteia  Agamemnon  Women at the Graveside  Orestes in Athens Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2018-10-23
ISBN : 1631494678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This spellbinding, groundbreaking translation reenergizes Aeschylus’ enduring saga of split loyalties, bloody sacrifice, and the efforts to bring peace after generations of strife. 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.

Aeschylus The Oresteia

Aeschylus  The Oresteia Book
Author : Simon Goldhill
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-01-19
ISBN : 9780521539814
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes--justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture--in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived, a final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on more contemporary theater. The volume's organized structure and guide to further reading will make it an invaluable reference for students and teachers. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-40293-X First Edition Pb (1992): 0-521-40853-9

Aeschylus II

Aeschylus II Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2013-04-19
ISBN : 0226311481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aeschylus II contains “The Oresteia,” translated by Richmond Lattimore, and fragments of “Proteus,” translated by Mark Griffith. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia Book
Author : Anne Lebeck,Washington, D.C. Center for Hellenic Studies
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1971
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aeschylus 1

Aeschylus  1 Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780812216271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the Penn Greek Drama Series, this volume offers translations by David Slavitt of the great trilogy of the House of Atreus, telling of Agamemnon's murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus, and of Electra's rebelliousness and Orestes's ultimate revenge.

The Complete Aeschylus

The Complete Aeschylus Book
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2011-01-04
ISBN : 9780199830145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and concludes with Orestes' acquittal at a court founded by Athena in Eumenides. The trilogy thus traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law, Aeschylus' contribution to a Greek legend steeped in murder, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and endless intrigue. This new translation is faithful to the strangeness of the original Greek and to its enduring human truth, expressed in language remarkable for poetic intensity, rich metaphorical texture, and a verbal density that modulates at times into powerful simplicity. The translation's precise but complicated rhythms honor the music of the Greek, bringing into unforgettable English the Aeschylean vision of a world fraught with spiritual and political tensions.