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The Oresteia (Penguin Classics)

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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 familys 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.

Synopsis:

This book is a play that has been translated into English. 'The Oresteia'

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-283).

About the Author

Aeschylus was born of a noble family near Athens in 525 BC. He took part in the Persian Wars and his epitaph, said to have been written by himself, represents him as fighting at Marathon. At some time in his life he appears to have been prosecuted for divulging the Eleusinian mysteries, but he apparently proved himself innocent. Aeschylus wrote more than seventy plays, of which seven have survived: The Suppliants, The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, The Choephori, and The Eumenides. (All are translated for Penguin Classics.) He visited Syracuse more than once at the invitation of Hieron I and he died at Gela in Sicily in 456 BC. Aeschylus was recognized as a classic writer soon after his death, and special privileges were decreed for his plays.

Robert Fagles (1933-2008) was Arthur W. Marks 19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He was the recipient of the 1997 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His translations include Sophocless Three Theban Plays, Aeschyluss Oresteia (nominated for a National Book Award), Homers Iliad (winner of the 1991 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award by The Academy of American Poets), Homers Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

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

AESCHYLUS: THE ORESTEIA

Agamemnon

The Libation Bearers

The Eumenides

The Geneaology of Orestes

Select Bibliography

Notes:

Agamemnon

The Libation Bearers

The Eumenides

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140443332
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Introduction:
Stanford, W. B.
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Author:
Aeschylus
Author:
Fagles, Robert
Author:
Stanford, W. B.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Aeschylus
Subject:
Orestes (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Orestes (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Subject:
Orestes
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
v. 16-18
Publication Date:
19840231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.04x6.46x.65 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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