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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.".

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Genre: Drama
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2003
File: 285 Pages
ISBN-13: 019513592X

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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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2014-05-16
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520282100

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: George Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2013-12-19
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107683884

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

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
Release: 1988
File: 171 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015013241032

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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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Release: 1991
File: 129 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X002107944

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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.

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Genre: Agamemnon (Greek mythology)
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release: 1978
File: 129 Pages
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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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Aeschylus,
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2008-11-13
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199537815

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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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
Release: 2018-10-23
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781631494673

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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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher:
Release: 2011
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: 0943742161

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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

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Genre: Drama
Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2012-03-02
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486112541

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