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Oresteia

Oresteia

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 232
  • 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.

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

by George Thomson,Walter G. Headlam

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-12-19
  • Pages : 368
  • 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
Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release : 2014-08-06
  • Pages : 176
  • 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. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

The Oresteia: (annotated) (Worldwide Classics)

The Oresteia: (annotated) (Worldwide Classics)

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-03-07
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9781799040255
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oresteia (Ancient Greek: Ὀρέστεια) is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus in the 5th century BC, concerning the murder of Agamemnon by Clytemnestra, the murder of Clytemnestra by Orestes, the trial of Orestes, the end of the curse on the House of Atreus and pacification of the Erinyes. The trilogy-consisting of Agamemnon (Ἀγαμέμνων), The Libation Bearers (Χοηφóρoι), and The Eumenides (Εὐμενίδες)-also shows how the Greek gods interacted with the characters and influenced their decisions pertaining to events and disputes.[1] The only extant example of an ancient Greek theatre trilogy, the Oresteia won first prize at the Dionysia festival in 458 BC. The principal themes of the trilogy include the contrast between revenge and justice, as well as the transition from personal vendetta to organized litigation.[2] Oresteia originally included a satyr play, Proteus (Πρωτεύς), following the tragic trilogy, but all except a single line of Proteus has been lost.

An Oresteia

An Oresteia
Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides

by Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2009-03-31
  • Pages : 272
  • 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.

Aeschylus's the Oresteia

Aeschylus's the Oresteia

by Harold Bloom

  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 171
  • 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 of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

by Aeschylus,Robert Lowell

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 129
  • 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.

Oresteia

Oresteia

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher : Bristol Classical Press
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 258
  • 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.

Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia

Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia

by Deborah H. Roberts

  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9783525251768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes in Athens

The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes in Athens

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2018-10-23
  • Pages : 224
  • 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.

The Oresteia Trilogy

The Oresteia Trilogy
(Agamemnon, Choephoroe [and] Eumenides) [and] Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aeschylus, 1

Aeschylus, 1
The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides)

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 178
  • 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 Oresteia

The Oresteia
A Study in Language and Structure

by Anne Lebeck,Washington, D.C. Center for Hellenic Studies

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aeschylus: The Oresteia

Aeschylus: The Oresteia

by Simon Goldhill

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2004-01-19
  • Pages : 95
  • 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

The Oresteia

The Oresteia

by Aeschylus Aeschylus

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2019-06-06
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 3741225983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sleep on! awake! what skills your sleep to me-- Me, among all the dead by you dishonoured-- Me from whom never, in the world of death, Dieth this curse, "'Tis she who smote and slew", And shamed and scorned I roam? Awake, and hear My plaint of dead men's hate intolerable. Me, sternly slain by them that should have loved, Me doth no god arouse him to avenge, Hewn down in blood by matricidal hands.

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oresteia of Aeschlyus

The Oresteia of Aeschlyus

by N.A

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release :
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE ORESTEIA TRILOGY: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers & The Eumenides

THE ORESTEIA TRILOGY: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers & The Eumenides

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Release : 2017-10-16
  • Pages : 336
  • 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'.

The Oresteia of Aeschylus: Introduction, Text, Scholia

The Oresteia of Aeschylus: Introduction, Text, Scholia

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aeschylus: Oresteia; Agamemnon, The libation bearers, The Eumenides, translated and with an introd. by R. Lattimore

Aeschylus: Oresteia; Agamemnon, The libation bearers, The Eumenides, translated and with an introd. by R. Lattimore

by Aeschylus

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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