Aeschylus Plays: "The Oresteia", "Agamemnon"," The Libation-bearers" and "The Eumenides" v. 2

Aeschylus Plays: "The Oresteia", "Agamemnon"," The Libation-bearers" and "The Eumenides" v. 2

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Four of Aeschylus' greatest plays reissued in the new Classical Greek Dramatists series Includes the Oresteia trilogy, a key sequence of plays within the Western dramatic tradition - widely studied in schools and universities. Agamemnon tells the tale of the king's return from the battle of Troyto find that his wife has laid out a red carpet to welcome him that will, ironically, lead him to his death; The Libation Bearers continues the saga into the next generation with Orestes and Electra seeking justice for their dead father whilst in the Eumenides, the traces of inherited bloodlust are laid to rest by the figure of Athene. Translated with an introduction and notes from J. Michael Walton - the series editor for the Greek classics and reissued in the new Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series in stylish, new and modern jackets.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 9mm | 194g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 041365480X
  • 9780413654809
  • 674,741

Table of contents

The Oresteia; Agamemnon; The Libation-bearers; The Eumenides
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About Aeschylus

Frederic Raphael has translated the plays of Aeschylus and Euripides, the complete poems of Catallus and Petronius' Satyricon. He is the author of a number of volumes of short stories, seventeen novels, essays, screenplays and biographies of Somerset Maugham and Lord Byron.
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