The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides

The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides

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One of the founding documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time.

The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia to secure divine favor. After Iphi-geneia’s mother, Clytemnestra, kills her husband in revenge, she in turn… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin Classic (February 07, 1984)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 473 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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