Oresteia

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 232 pages
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Aeschylus' Oresteia is a tragedy of inescapable killing within one family, such that each generation must avenge it in kind. This new and close translation tries to preserve its theatrical and poetic qualities: introductory and explanatory matter emphasises the interconnection of scenes, ideas, and language which distinguishes this unique work, the only trilogy to survive from Greek tragedy.
 

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These two new additions to Oxford's "Greek Tragedy in New Translations" series only add to the luster of the previous releases. Each is firmly packed with insightful introductions, comprehensive ... Read full review

Contents

PlayTitles and Works Frequently Cited
ix
Introduction
xv
Dramatic form and language in Aeschylus
xlviii
reception and public response
lix
Note on the Text Translation and Explanatory Notes Ixiii
lxix
Family Trees of the Principal Characters of the Oresteia Ixxvi
lxxvi
AGAMEMNON i
3
Explanatory Notes
114
Textual Appendix
229
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Christopher Collard was Professor of Classics at the University of Wales, Swansea from 1975 until his retirement in 1996.

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