Aeschylus: The Oresteia by Simon GoldhillAeschylus: The Oresteia by Simon Goldhill

Aeschylus: The Oresteia

bySimon Goldhill

Paperback | January 19, 2004

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Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes--justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture--in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived, a final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on more contemporary theater. The volume's organized structure and guide to further reading will make it an invaluable reference for students and teachers. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-40293-X First Edition Pb (1992): 0-521-40853-9
Title:Aeschylus: The OresteiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.31 inPublished:January 19, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521539811

ISBN - 13:9780521539814


Table of Contents

Preface; Chronology; 1. Drama and the city of Athens; 2. The Oresteia; 3. The influence of the Oresteia.

Editorial Reviews

'... Goldhill's deep knowledge and love of his subject matter is demonstrable and his Guide will prove an excellent starting point for those undergraduates and beyond who are studying Aeschylus either in the original or in translation.' The Journal of Classics Teaching