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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Oresteia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aeschylus, Translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 54 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520282100
    ISBN 10: 0520282108
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    DC22: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000, LCO003000, DRA006000
    DC23: 882.01
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DD, DDA, DSBB, NHC, DCA
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    24 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Hugh Lloyd-Jones was Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford and author of, among many titles, The Justice of Zeus (1983).