The Oresteia

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"The Oresteia" is Aeschylus most famous work, a trilogy of dramas that includes "Agamemnon," "The Libation Bearers," and "The Eumenides." In the first work of the trilogy, Agamemnon, King of Argos, is returning home from the Trojan War. Clytemnestra, his wife, awaits his return by planning his murder. She is angry for the murder of their first born daughter, Iphigenia, which Agamemnon has sacrificed in order to appease the goddess Artemis. The second drama, "The Libation Bearers," is concerned with the revenge by Agamemnon's children, Electra and Orestes, against Clytemnestra, for the murder of their father. The final play in the trilogy, "The Eumenides," details the trial of Orestes for the murder of his mother. This collection of dramas brilliantly deals with the themes of revenge and justice and stands to this day as one of the most important collection of works from classical antiquity.
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auth_author2 Aeschylus., Burian, Peter, 1943-, Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998,, Rasovsky, Yun., Shapiro, Alan, 1952-
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series Greek tragedy in new translations
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subject_facet Aeschylus -- Translations into English, Agamemnon (Greek mythology) -- Drama, Agamemnon, -- King of Mycenae (Mythological character) -- Drama, Clytemnestra, -- Queen of Mycenae -- Drama, Electra (Greek mythology) -- Drama, Electra -- (Greek mythological figure) -- Drama, Electronic books, Erinyes (Greek mythology) -- Drama, Orestes (Greek mythology) -- Drama, Orestes, -- King of Argos (Mythological character) -- Drama, Tragedies
title_display The Oresteia
title_full Oresteia [electronic resource]Aeschylus Aeschylus., The Oresteia [electronic resource] Aeschylus,
title_short The Oresteia
topic_facet Aeschylus, Agamemnon, Agamemnon (Greek mythology), Clytemnestra, Electra, Electra (Greek mythology), Electronic books, Erinyes (Greek mythology), Orestes, Orestes (Greek mythology)