Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides
"Conveys more vividly and powerfully than any of the ten competitors I have consulted the eternal power of this masterpiece ... a triumph." -Bernard Levin "How satisfying to read at last a modern translation which is rooted in Greek feeling and Greek thought ... both the stature and the profound instinctive genius of Aeschylus are recognised." -Mary Renault, author of The King Must Die
Aeschylus was born of noble family near Athens in 525 BC. He took part in the Persian Wars, adn his epitahp represents him as fighting at Marathon. He wrote more than seventy plays, of which only seven have survived.
The Oresteia - Aeschylus 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