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Aeschylus Plays: II: The Oresteia , Agamemnon , The Libation-bearers and The Eumenides Aeschylus

Aeschylus Plays: II: The Oresteia , Agamemnon , The Libation-bearers and The Eumenides

Aeschylus

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ISBN : 9780413654809
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164 pages
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Four of Aeschylus greatest plays reissued in the new Classical Greek Dramatists seriesIncludes the Oresteia trilogy, a key sequence of plays within the Western dramatic tradition - widely studied in schools and universities. Agamemnon tells the taleMoreFour of Aeschylus greatest plays reissued in the new Classical Greek Dramatists seriesIncludes 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 kings 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.