Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides
In the Oresteiathe only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, it's spirit of struggle and regeneration is eternal.
'How satisfying to read at last a modern translation which is rooted in Greek feeling and Greek thought, and is not intimidated by grandeur. Here both the stature and the profound instinctive genius of Aeschylus are recognized' - Mary Renault
'The most exciting translation of this generation' - Charles Beye, Parnassus