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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides Kindle Edition

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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 Iphigeneia?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 vengeance 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 multilayered richness of the original Greek.

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Translated by George Thomson, whose classic translation is renowned for its fidelity to the rhythms and multilayered richness of the original Greek

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  • File Size: 2179 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library (August 6, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 6, 2014
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LRIRBOC
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By L. R. Donato on August 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
as always, the package is wonderful. everyman covers are splendid and the pages are fine paper. the translation is less widely available than the grene lattimore or the fagles translations but it is no less masterful. justice is done to this classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Yodzis on October 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Of course, the content is magnificent. This is a classic, and the most beautiful printing and binding of this classic that you are going to find! The dusk jacket is elegant and the typesetting is very refined. I love it, well done!
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