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Oresteia

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Publisher Comments:

The most famous series of ancient Greek plays, and the only surviving trilogy, is the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides. These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return from Troy with the captive Trojan princess Cassandra; the murder in turn of Clytemnestra by their son Orestes; and Orestes' subsequent pursuit by the Avenging Furies (Eumenides) and eventual absolution.

Hugh Lloyd-Jones's informative notes elucidate the text, and introductions to each play set the trilogy against the background of Greek religion as a whole and Greek tragedy in particular, providing a balanced assessment of Aeschylus's dramatic art.

Synopsis:

"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

About the Author

Hugh Lloyd-Jones was Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford and author of, among many titles, The Justice of Zeus (California, 1971).

Table of Contents

Agamemnon — The Choephoroe — Eumenides.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520083288
Translator:
Lloyd-Jones, Hugh
Author:
Lloyd-Jones, Hugh
Translator:
Lloyd-Jones, Hugh
Author:
Aeschylus
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Aeschylus
Subject:
Orestes (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Electra (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Electra (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Subject:
Orestes
Subject:
Electra
Subject:
Agamemnon
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v.221
Publication Date:
19930801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.11 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » General
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek and Roman
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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"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

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