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Orestes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Publisher Comments:

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the editorship of Herbert Golder and the late William Arrowsmith, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the plays.

Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. Powerful and gripping, Orestes sweeps us along with a momentum that starting slowly, builds inevitably to one of the most spectacular climaxes in all Greek tragedy.

Synopsis:

This is a modern English translation of Euripides's play, with introduction, glossary and full stage directions.

About the Author

John Peck, author of five books of poetry, is a Jungian analyst in Brattleboro, Vermont, who has taught English at Princeton University, Mt. Holyoke College, and the University of Zurich. Frank Nisetich is Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the author of Pindar's Victory Songs and Pindar and Homer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195096590
Translator:
Nisetich, Frank J.
Translator:
Peck, John
Translator:
Nisetich, Frank J.
Translator:
Peck, John
Author:
Nisetich, Frank
Author:
null, Frank
Author:
Euripides
Author:
null, John
Author:
Peck, John
Author:
Arrowsmith, William
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Orestes (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Orestes (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Paperback
Series Volume:
87-10
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 illus.
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.46x5.72x.30 in. .38 lbs.

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