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Orestes

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A translation of Euripides's Orestes by Peck, a poet, and Nisetich, a classicist, with introduction, glossary, and full stage directions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195096592
  • 9780195096590

About Euripides

John Peck, author of five books of poetry, is a Jungian analyst in Brattleboro, Vermont, who has taught English at Princeton University, Mt. Holyoke College, and the University of Zurich. Frank Nisetich is Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the author of Pindar's Victory Songs and Pindar and Homer.show more

Review quote

tis Orestes volume deserves notice primarily through the excellence and lucidity of N.'s introduction...Enjoyable and stylish- much should work well in performance. * JALT Review. *show more

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Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. Powerful and gripping, Orestes sweeps us along with a momentum that, starting slowly, builds inevitably to one of the most spectacular climaxes in all Greek tragedy.show more

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