Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides
In the Oresteia—the 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, the family’s spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration. This masterful translation by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles includes an introduction, notes and glossary written in collaboration with W. B. Stanford.
'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