The Oresteia

Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides

Aeschylus - Author

Robert Fagles - Translator

W. B. Stanford - Introduction by

W. B. Stanford - Notes by

W. B. Stanford - Glossary

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ISBN 9780140443332 | 336 pages | 07 Feb 1984 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.

The Oresteia - Aeschylus

A Reading of "The Oresteia": The Serpent and the Eagle


The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides

The Geneaology of Orestes
Select Bibliography
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides

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