The Oresteia

The Oresteia

Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides


Translator:
Introduction by: W. B. Stanford
Notes by: W. B. Stanford

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Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101042632
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

In the Oresteia—the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity—Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, the family’s spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration. This masterful translation by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles includes an introduction, notes and glossary written in collaboration with W. B. Stanford.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
A Reading of “The Oresteia”: The Serpent and the Eagle

AESCHYLUS: THE ORESTEIA

Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides

The Geneaology of Orestes
Select Bibliography
Notes:
Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides
Glossary

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