The Oresteia

The Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus,
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781474274333
Available:
Release: 2015-11-07
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

He who learns must suffer. Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must avenge his father's death by murdering his mother? The curse of the House of Atreus, passing from generation to generation, is one of the great myths of Western literature. In the hands of Aeschylus, the story enacts the final victory of reason and justice over superstition and barbarity. The original trilogy, comprising Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and Eumenides, is distilled into one thrilling three-act play in this magnificent new translation by award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 335
ISBN: 0140443339
Available:
Release: 1984
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytaemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena

Oresteia

Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780520083288
Available:
Release: 1970
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"By far the best translation. Faithful to the original Greek text and eminently readable. The notes constitute a commentary in their own right."—Albert Henrichs, Harvard University "Hugh Lloyd-Jones's translation stands out very much from any other. The notes are first class and scholarly."—Jeffrey Rusten, Cornell University

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus
Author: Aeschylus,Ted Hughes
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9780374527051
Available:
Release: 2000-09-04
Editor: Macmillan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a modern translation of the ancient Greek trilogy which traces the chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos, commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for performance in the Fall of 1999.

Oresteia

Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0192832816
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece features the ageless themes of the nature of fate and the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus,Oliver Taplin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 163149466X
Available:
Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The most renowned of Aeschylus' tragedies and one of the foundational texts of Western literature, the Oresteia trilogy is about cycles of deception and brutality within the ruling family of Argos. In Agamemnon, afflicted queen Clytemnestra awaits her husband's return from war to commit a terrible act of retribution for the murder of her daughter. The next two plays, radically retitled here as The Women at the Graveside and Orestes in Athens, deal with the aftermath of the regicide, Orestes' search to avenge his father's death, and the ceaseless torment of the young prince. A powerful discourse on the formation of democracy after a period of violent chaos, The Oresteia has long illuminated the tensions between loyalty to one's family and to the greater community. Now, Oliver Taplin's "vivid and accessible translation" (Victoria Mohl) captures the lyricism of the original, in what is sure to be a classic for generations to come.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781472526793
Available:
Release: 2014-06-19
Editor: A&C Black
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Hugh Lloyd-Jones's classic translation of Aeschylus's tragic cycle, The Oresteia, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series.

An Oresteia

An Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1429922923
Available:
Release: 2009-03-31
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her husband Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's death with the help of his sister Elektra. In the end, Orestes, driven mad by the Furies for his bloody betrayal of family, and Elektra are condemned to death by the people of Argos, and must justify their actions—signaling a call to change in society, a shift from the capricious governing of the gods to the rule of manmade law. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up the plays to a modern audience. In addition to its accessibility, the wit and dazzling morbidity of her prose sheds new light on the saga for scholars. Anne Carson's Oresteia is a watershed translation, a death-dance of vengeance and passion not to be missed.

The Complete Aeschylus

The Complete Aeschylus
Author: Aeschylus,Peter Burian,Alan Shapiro
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780199753635
Available:
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro's masterful translation of The Oresteia, originally published in 2003, is being repackaged for the collected volumes in the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series. Burian will add Greek line numbers and update the introduction and bibliography.

Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia

Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia
Author: Deborah H. Roberts,William R Kenan Jr Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature Deborah H Roberts
Pages: 136
ISBN: 3525251769
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Release: 1984
Editor: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aeschylus The Oresteia

Aeschylus  The Oresteia
Author: Simon Goldhill
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0521539811
Available:
Release: 2004-01-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes--justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture--in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived, a final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on more contemporary theater. The volume's organized structure and guide to further reading will make it an invaluable reference for students and teachers. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-40293-X First Edition Pb (1992): 0-521-40853-9

The Oresteia Agamemnon Women at the Graveside Orestes in Athens

The Oresteia  Agamemnon  Women at the Graveside  Orestes in Athens
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781631494673
Available:
Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This spellbinding, groundbreaking translation reenergizes Aeschylus’ enduring saga of split loyalties, bloody sacrifice, and the efforts to bring peace after generations of strife. The most renowned of Aeschylus’ tragedies and one of the foundational texts of Western literature, the Oresteia trilogy is about cycles of deception and brutality within the ruling family of Argos. In Agamemnon, afflicted queen Clytemnestra awaits her husband’s return from war to commit a terrible act of retribution for the murder of her daughter. The next two plays, radically retitled here as The Women at the Graveside and Orestes in Athens, deal with the aftermath of the regicide, Orestes’ search to avenge his father’s death, and the ceaseless torment of the young prince. A powerful discourse on the formation of democracy after a period of violent chaos, The Oresteia has long illuminated the tensions between loyalty to one’s family and to the greater community. Now, Oliver Taplin’s “vivid and accessible translation” (Victoria Mohl) captures the lyricism of the original, in what is sure to be a classic for generations to come.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101042632
Available:
Release: 1984-02-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the founding documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time. The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia to secure divine favor. After Iphi-geneia’s mother, Clytemnestra, kills her husband in revenge, she in turn is murdered by their son Orestes with his sister Electra’s encouragement. Orestes is pursued by the Furies and put on trial, his fate decided by the goddess Athena. Far more than the story of murder and ven-geance in the royal house of Atreus, the Oresteia serves as a dramatic parable of the evolution of justice and civilization that is still powerful after 2,500 years. The trilogy is presented here in George Thomson’s classic translation, renowned for its fidelity to the rhythms and richness of the original Greek.

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus
Author: George Thomson,Walter G. Headlam
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781107683884
Available:
Release: 2013-12-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1938, this book forms part one of a two-volume edition of the Oresteia. This first volume contains the original Greek text of the Oresteia with a facing-page English translation and notes. A detailed introduction is also provided. The second volume is largely composed of a comprehensive textual commentary. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Aeschylus and classical literature.

Oresteia

Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus,Oliver Taplin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0393923282
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This Norton Critical Edition includes: Oliver Taplin's new translation of the fifth-century B.C.E. Greek tragedy--a trilogy of revenge and murder within the royal family of Argos--with explanatory annotations by the editors. Ancient backgrounds and responses from Homer, Stesichorus, Pindar, Euripides, and Sophocles. · Fourteen wide-ranging critical essays on the Oresteia, from G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche to Oliver Taplin and Peter Wilson. A Glossary of Technical Terms and Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography.About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

Oresteia

Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781603842228
Available:
Release: 1998-09-15
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text. After reading this translation, one has but one further wish: to see it and hear it at Delphi, Epidaurus or Syracuse. --Herman Van Looy, L'Antiquite Classique

The Oresteia annotated Worldwide Classics

The Oresteia   annotated   Worldwide Classics
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 130
ISBN: 1799040259
Available:
Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Oresteia (Ancient Greek: Ὀρέστεια) is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus in the 5th century BC, concerning the murder of Agamemnon by Clytemnestra, the murder of Clytemnestra by Orestes, the trial of Orestes, the end of the curse on the House of Atreus and pacification of the Erinyes. The trilogy-consisting of Agamemnon (Ἀγαμέμνων), The Libation Bearers (Χοηφóρoι), and The Eumenides (Εὐμενίδες)-also shows how the Greek gods interacted with the characters and influenced their decisions pertaining to events and disputes.[1] The only extant example of an ancient Greek theatre trilogy, the Oresteia won first prize at the Dionysia festival in 458 BC. The principal themes of the trilogy include the contrast between revenge and justice, as well as the transition from personal vendetta to organized litigation.[2] Oresteia originally included a satyr play, Proteus (Πρωτεύς), following the tragic trilogy, but all except a single line of Proteus has been lost.

Language Sexuality Narrative

Language  Sexuality  Narrative
Author: Simon Goldhill
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0521604303
Available:
Release: 2004-05-20
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A close reading of the text concentrating on the developing meanings of words within the structuring of the play.

The Oresteia Trilogy

The Oresteia Trilogy
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780486112541
Available:
Release: 2012-03-02
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

DIVClassic trilogy by great tragedian concerns the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand style, rich diction and dramatic dialogue. Still powerful after 2500 years. /div

Aeschylus II

Aeschylus II
Author: Aeschylus
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780226311487
Available:
Release: 2013-04-19
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Aeschylus II contains “The Oresteia,” translated by Richmond Lattimore, and fragments of “Proteus,” translated by Mark Griffith. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.