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The House of Atreus

by Aeschylus

I pray the gods to quit me of my toils, To close the watch I keep, this livelong year; For as a watch-dog lying, not at rest, Propped on one arm, upon the palace-roof Of Atreus' race, too long, too well I know...


Aeschylus: The Complete Plays (Centaur Classics)

by Aeschylus

This book contains the complete Aeschylus's plays. The Persians The Seven Against Thebes The Suppliants Prometheus Bound Agamemnon (The Oresteia - 1) The Choephori (The Oresteia - 2) The Eumenides (The Oresteia...


All That You've Seen Here Is God: New Versions of Four Greek Tragedies Sophocles' Ajax, Philoctetes, Women of Trachis; Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound

by Sophocles, Aeschylus & Bryan Doerries

These contemporary translations of four Greek tragedies speak across time and connect readers and audiences with universal themes of war, trauma, suffering, and betrayal. Under the direction of Bryan Doerries,...


The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Furies

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The Oresteia

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The Libation-Bearers

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus & Joel Agee

Prometheus Bound is the starkest and strangest of the classic Greek tragedies, a play in which god and man are presented as radically, irreconcilably at odds. It begins with the shock of hammer blows as the...


The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides

by Aeschylus, George Thomson & Richard Seaford

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...


Agamemnon

by Aeschylus

King Agamemnon returns victorious from the Trojan War, where dark foreshadowings develop.


The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The House of Atreus

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus

Third play of a trilogy (the other two are lost) about the doomed family of Laius and Oedipus and his sons. After the city of Thebes has banished Oedipus, the former ruler's sons vie for the crown. The victor,...


The House of Atreus

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was a Greek playwright considered to be the founder of the tragedy. Aeschylus along with Sophocles and Euripides are the three major Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. Before Aeschylus, characters...


The Liberation-Bearers

by Aeschylus

This classic trilogy by the great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny...


The Furies

by Aeschylus

This classic trilogy by the great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny...


The Complete Aeschylus

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and...


The Persians

by Aeschylus

The Persians is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. First produced in 472 BC, it is the oldest surviving play in the history of theatre. It dramatises the Persian response to news...


The Suppliant Maidens

by Aeschylus

In the play, the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, founder of Argos, flee a forced marriage to their cousins in Egypt. They turn to King Pelasgus of Argos for protection, but Pelasgus refuses until the...


Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus based his epic drama on the legendary tale of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity. Prometheus's terrible punishment remains a universal symbol of human vulnerability...