Oresteia

Oresteia

Oresteia

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.

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


The Oresteia

The Oresteia

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.

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


Apollo And His Oracle In The Oresteia

Apollo And His Oracle In The Oresteia

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Genre : Apollo (Greek deity) in literature
Author : Deborah H. Roberts
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release : 1984
Total Pages : 138 Pages
ISBN : 3525251769


Aeschylus The Oresteia

Aeschylus The Oresteia

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.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Simon Goldhill
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-01-19
Total Pages : 110 Pages
ISBN : 0521539811


The Oresteia

The Oresteia

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.

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


An Oresteia

An Oresteia

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.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2009-03-31
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 1429922923


Oresteia

Oresteia

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
Total Pages : 321 Pages
ISBN : 9780199537815


The Oresteia Of Aeschylus

The Oresteia Of Aeschylus

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Genre : Greek drama (Tragedy)
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher :
Release : 1893
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : PRNC:32101007591413


Wagner And Aeschylus The Ring And The Oresteia

Wagner And Aeschylus The Ring And The Oresteia

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

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Genre : Music
Author : Michael Ewans
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1983-05-31
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 0521250730


The Oresteia

The Oresteia

This translation is the result of a close collaboration between theatre director and playwright, Andy Hinds (author of Acting Shakespeares Language), and Classics scholar, Dr. Martine Cuypers (Trinity College Dublin). Whilst preserving a scholarly fidelity to the original Greek, the translation is written in a clear and energetic verse, designed to be as 'performable' in the theatre, as it is readable in the home or study. It will be of equal interest and use, therefore, to teachers, students and academics, to actors and directors, and to the general reader. The Oresteia is released as a companion volume to Hinds translation of Iphigenia in Aulis. Iphigenia represents Euripides version of a key episode in the great saga, The Fall of the House of Atreus, while The Oresteia relates Aeschylus version of the continuation and conclusion of the saga.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Andy Hinds
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-05-03
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781786821348