Aeschylus Plays: Ii: The Oresteia; Agamemnon; The Libation-bearers; The Eumenides

October 11, 2006|
Aeschylus Plays: Ii: The Oresteia; Agamemnon; The Libation-bearers; The Eumenides by Kenneth Aeschylus
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Four of Aeschylus'' greatest plays reissued in the new Classical Greek Dramatists series



Includes the Oresteia trilogy, a key sequence of plays within the Western dramatic tradition - widely studied in schools and universities. Agamemnon tells the tale of the king''s return from the battle of Troyto find that his wife has laid out a red carpet to welcome him that will, ironically, lead him to his death; The Libation Bearers continues the saga into the next generation with Orestes and Electra seeking justice for their dead father whilst in the Eumenides, the traces of inherited bloodlust are laid to rest by the figure of Athene. Translated with an introduction and notes from J. Michael Walton - the series editor for the Greek classics and reissued in the new Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series in stylish, new and modern jackets.



J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical ...
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Title:Aeschylus Plays: Ii: The Oresteia; Agamemnon; The Libation-bearers; The Eumenides
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:164 pages, 7.99 X 5 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:164 pages, 7.99 X 5 X 0.35 in
Published:October 11, 2006
Publisher:Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780413654809

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