The Oresteia (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
336
Utgivningsdatum
1977-09-01
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Översättare
Robert Fagles
Originalspråk
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Medarbetare
Stanford, W. (red.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
glossary illustrations, notes bibliog
Illustrationer
illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliog
Volymtitel
The Oresteia Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides
Dimensioner
204 x 164 x 17 mm
Vikt
236 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
335 p. ;
ISBN
9780140443332
The Oresteia (häftad)

The Oresteia

Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides

Häftad,  Engelska, 1977-09-01
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The only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus' The Oresteia is translated by Robert fagles with an introduction, notes and glossary written in collaboration with W.B. Stanford in Penguin Classics. In the Oresteia Aeschylus addressed the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration. In Agamemnon, a king's decision to sacrifice his daughter and turn the tide of war inflicts lasting damage on his family, culminating in a terrible act of retribution; The Libation Bearers deals with the aftermath of Clytemnestra's regicide, as her son Orestes sets out to avenge his father's death; and in The Eumenides, Orestes is tormented by supernatural powers that can never be appeased. Forming an elegant and subtle discourse on the emergence of Athenian democracy out of a period of chaos and destruction, The Oresteia is a compelling tragedy of the tensions between our obligations to our families and the laws that bind us together as a society. Aeschylus (525-456 BC) was born near Athens. He wrote more than seventy plays, of which seven have survived, all translated for Penguin Classics: The Supplicants, The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides. If you enjoyed The Oresteia, you might like Euripides' Medea and Other Plays, also available in Penguin Classics. '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
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"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

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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.

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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