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 : 232 Pages
ISBN : 0192832816


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 : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780199537815


Apollo And His Oracle In The Oresteia

Apollo And His Oracle In The Oresteia

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Genre : Altertum
Author : Deborah H. Roberts
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release : 1984
Total Pages : 136 Pages
ISBN : 3525251769


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 : 2014-08-06
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9780375712685


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


The Oresteia

The Oresteia

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived into modern times. Fragments of some other plays have survived in quotes and more continue to be discovered on Egyptian papyrus, often giving us surprising insights into his work.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-08-24
Total Pages : 119 Pages
ISBN : 9781681462646


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 : 95 Pages
ISBN : 0521539811


The Oresteia Of Aeschylus

The Oresteia Of Aeschylus

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Author : Aeschylus
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release :
Total Pages : 266 Pages
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The Oresteia Of Aeschylus

The Oresteia Of Aeschylus

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Genre : Greek drama (Tragedy)
Author : Aeschylus
Publisher :
Release : 1893
Total Pages : 167 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 : 271 Pages
ISBN : 0521250730