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Published: 15 January 2009

320 Pages | 1 map

ISBN: 9780199537815

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Translated by Christopher Collard

Oxford World's Classics

  • Oresteia is the collective name given to the three plays by Aeschylus, the founder of Greek tragedy, on the story of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, and Orestes
  • This new translation is deliberately faithful to the original in meaning and tone, reproducing the dignity of Aeschylus' verse
  • Introduction offers an appreciation of the Oresteia in the context of dramatic poetry then and now
  • Detailed notes explain mythical, historical, and cultural phenomena and trace the complex linking of ideas and language in the plays
  • The translation uses the most authoritative critical edition of the Greek text
  • Includes textual appendix and map

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